How To: Survive Long Flights/Road Trips

Thursday, July 28, 2016

July has definitely been a month of travel for me. Between my trip to Hawaii and my current trip to Upstate New York, I've been away for the majority of the month. Although I love traveling and exploring new places, I don't always love actually getting there. Both Hawaii and New York are long trips (Hawaii was a 10 hour flight and New York is a 13 hour drive) so lately I have gotten a lot of experience on how to survive these long trips so I thought I would share with y'all!

Go through your camera roll
When I have nothing to do, one of my favorite things to do is to scroll through all the pictures on my camera roll. If you need to, delete pictures or organize them!

Listen to music
Duh! Kill some time, listen to some tunes, and look at the window if there's some fun scenery!

Catch up on social media
Sometimes, I definitely get behind on social media as there can definitely can be a lot to go through. Take some time and catch up on your Instagram feed, schedule some Tumblr posts, or pin (a ton!) on Pinterest! While you're at it, be sure to follow my Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr!

Download a movie you've been dying to see
I don't know about y'all but during the school year, I definitely do not see as many movies as I would love to! A road trip/flight is the perfect time to finally watch them and also kills a hour or two!

Text a friend
Great way to catch up as well as to kill some of the trip! Definitely doesn't apply to airplanes as you have to put your phone in airplane mode so you can't text or call anyone!

Read a book
Similar to movies, I don't usually read a ton for fun during the school year as I have so many books to read for school. Reading more is one of my 101 in 1001 goals and is a great way to relax during your trip and your vacation!

I'm not a big napper on road trips or flights but it's definitely a great way to get some of the trip out of the way without getting bored, haha!

What tips would you add? Have you been on any fun summer trips? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Such great tips, I hope you enjoy New york!! I going to Houston pretty soon so Ive been downloading movies to pre pare for my flight!

  2. I always use free time to delete random screen shots and blurry photos on my phone too. I also like to load up on magazines and indulge!

  3. Great tips, I love watching new movies or TV series when I travel!

  4. I love a good book for traveling! That can really keep me entertained for a while :)

    Cristina /

  5. I just love to watch movies on the plane, I always try to sleep so I take gravol while boarding and I am in a peaceful slumber most of my flight!

  6. I always do the movie thing!

  7. Great tips!! There's nothing worse than being bored on a long flight!

  8. It's so funny that you mentioned going through your camera roll. Without fail, I always do that when I'm traveling, especially when I don't have wifi. It's the one time I actually organize my iPhone - haha!

    1. Glad I'm not the only one- thanks for reading Teresa!

  9. I go on 15 hour road trips to Florida about every break we have during the school year and I always go through my camera roll!
    XO Alyson | My Life as Alyson

  10. I love going through my camera roll on long trips! I always end up keeping random photos (most of the time they're all my duplicates from trying to get insta photos! lol) so I get to finally clear those out when I'm sitting on a long plane ride.


  11. These are awesome tips! Napping is always my go to for long car rides haha!

    The Blush Blonde

  12. These are all great suggestions, long road trips can be tiering.

  13. I am SO bad with long trips! I always edit my pictures or write out posts on word if I don't have wifi

  14. Love these tips! I always get caught up on social media on road trips, as long as I'm not the one driving (duh!)! And on plane rides I finish up draft posts and make sure I have plenty of content ready while I'm on vacation!


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