If you have ever been on a road trip and realized how boring it can be to travel across the country without a lot of breaks to stop the boredom, you are not alone. Many people have found themselves in the same situation and needed a way to escape. Here are some things you can pack to keep your entire car entertained without compromising the safety of the driver, or annoying your fellow passengers.
The number one thing you will want to take along with you on care rides is audio books. Even if you are traveling by yourself an audio book can keep your mind engaged and working instead of zoning out on the constant stream of tireless yellow lines and passing cars. Many cars have USB ports which make it easy to download audio stories and put them on a jump drive which then can be played from your radio. Old radio shows are even a better idea then audio books, as they are a little more designed to be heard over a radio then a piece of literature. Radio plays such as “The Rats” narrated by Vincent Price can still evoke fear and anticipation into the minds of those still willing to be lured in. But be careful if you are driving, as the road needs your undivided attention.
Another good thing to pack is healthy snacks. Healthy snakes can entertain a passenger as well as feed them the necessary fruits and vegetables they need. Meat sticks or cheese can also be used, but tasty treats like that are often overused and quickly depleted over a long car ride. Long lasting hearty fruits such as apples are best, but bananas, pears and other softer fruits can also be a tasty and welcome treat, provided they are not accidently crushed by a piece of luggage. Beverages such as water should also be provided, but be careful, the introduction of beverages will keep you hydrated, and needing to use bathrooms more often. The use of gas stations and waysides will lengthen a trip, but can also alleviate some of the boredom.
The last thing you should think about packing is car games. Car games are a little unfair to the driver, but games like car bingo can keep them involved at least partially. Since the driver should be paying attention to the road, their boredom is not at the highest, however, the other passengers should always keep an eye on the driver for scenes of fatigue and highway hypnosis.