May 3, 2019
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What to listen to? Radio vs Satellite vs Podcasts

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Entertaining Yourself While on The Road

If you are the type of person that needs a lot of entertainment options while you are on the road, then this is the article for you. There are many things that you can do to occupy yourself on the road, and I am going to share with you a lot of ways to entertain yourself while you are running a haul.

Portable Hobbies

When you are taking a break from driving, there are quite a few portable hobbies that you can do. They include sewing, knitting, and crocheting. If you like to write, you can “write” using a voice-to-text software, or if you enjoy taking pictures, you will have a lot of fantastic photo opportunities on the road that you can use to sharpen your photography skills.

Collect Cool Things

While you are traveling, you can purchase a cool and one-of-a-kind souvenir when you stop to eat, get gas, use the bathroom, or when you stop to sleep at your hotel for the night.

Podcasts Are a Great Way to Pass The Time

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time on a lengthy road trip. There are so many different types of podcasts to choose from like trivia, educational, non-fiction storytelling, comedy, news, and fiction storytelling. You can find a lot of podcasts for free by using an app. Listening to a podcast or an audiobook will help you keep your senses sharp, and you may even learn something new in the process.


Audiobooks can also be an excellent distraction for a long trip. Some audiobooks that are perfect for road trips are audiobooks with accents, mysteries, and thrillers. Not only are they entertaining, if you are traveling with other people, but it will also give you something to talk about on your trip. You can get free audiobook downloads from a library, or you can use a free trial from an audiobook company.

Challenge Yourself

You can spend a lot of the long hours you are spending in the cab to learn something new. Some things you can do are learn the lyrics to a song that you always wanted to learn, brush up on things like the state capitals, learn a foreign language, or learn trivia.

Music Streaming/Radio

If you enjoy listening to music Pandora and SiriusXM are great options. Pandora is a music-streaming service where you can select from genres, artists, and songs to create your personalized station. Pandora can be used on Android and iOS cellular telephones.

SiriusXM is another popular music streaming service and provides music from every genre without any commercials. You can also listen to play-by-play sports, news, talk shows, and more any time of the day.

Satellite Television

Not only does satellite television make it possible for you to watch a lot of television channels, but it also gives you access to the outside world. There are a lot of satellite television providers for you to choose from. If you are a truck driver, some providers were made with you in mind. It is an excellent way for travelers to be entertained and to stay connected while they are on the road.

Come up With Tales About Your Trips

This may be a little different, but it can make a long trip a lot of fun. What you basically will be doing is coming up with stories about the people that you see while you are traveling. You can think up different reasons why they may be out on the road, what is going on in their lives, and so on. This is a fun way to make your travel time go by quickly, and you will never run out of people to create tales.


When you are taking a break from the road, you can communicate with your family and friends with apps like Skype and WhatsApp. If you do not have Facetime on your phone, then Skype is a good alternative for video calling. Their video calling service is free, and being able to see someone while you are talking to them makes the distance between the two of you feel a lot smaller.


WhatsApp is a more secure alternative than Facebook Messenger. When you use this application, all your calls and messages are unencrypted and secure. It will let you send audio or video messages, share your current location, and have group chat sessions. You will not be charged whatever your cellular phone company charges you for texting and you will have full messaging capabilities.

Get Your Life Together While on The Road

There are applications that you can use to help organize your life at home while you are on the road. One of these applications is Wunderlist. This app lets you make household lists. It does not matter how big or small of a list that you need to make. With this app, you can also set up reminders to do things or assign to-do-lists to other people you know that use this app.

My Fitness Pal is an app that will help you stick to your diet and eat healthy while you are on the road. You can track your meals and how much you work out when you use this app. The basic version is free of charge, and the premium version is $9.99 a month. It is available on Android and Apple cellular telephones.


The Mint app will help you keep track of your bills, bank account, and credit score. It makes it possible for you to link all of your bank accounts and bills to your account., which makes it a lot easier for you to keep track of your finances.

I genuinely hope that these ideas help make your journey on the road more bearable and maybe even fun. They can help you have fun, learn new things, communicate with your friends and family, and even brush up on your singing skills. You also can learn how to eat healthily and exercise while on the road. If that was not enough, you could keep your home life together while on the road by using apps to control your finances, make lists of things that you need to do, and assign tasks to others. Life on the road does not have to be dull and monotonous. It can be fun and merry if you use these ideas to pass the time and have some fun along the way.

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