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Bus Rides: How to make the time pass faster

I just went to New York, so I spent 9 hours on a bus over the weekend. Bus rides can get long and boring, so here’s a couple of things you can do :)


1. Listen to music

My personal recommendation is the Hamilton: An American IMG_6875Musical soundtrack. The whole soundtrack is about 2.5 hours long, so it fills up your time very nicely. Also, you get very invested in the story. If you get too lonely and sad (which might happen), take out a $10 bill and stroke Alexander Hamilton’s face, it will make you feel better (jk, because that would be weird, right?). Any music will do, though. It’s just a great way to spend your time just enjoying your favorite songs and possibly some music you may have forgotten about.


2. Watch a movie or a TV show

If you are anything like me, you have a long list of movies and TV shows you want to watch. What’s a better time than a 4 hour trip?


3. ReadIMG_6876

Whether it’s a magazines or books, you have a lot of time to catch up with what’s going on in the world or with your favorite characters in a book. I read all of The Martian and I recommend it. It’s short and intriguing and it really helps pass the time. Just hope that it doesn’t get too dark for your to read with 30 pages left of the book, it happened to me and it sucked!


4. Take a nap

Everyone needs more sleep, so take advantage of all this extra time and sleep.


5. Work or do homework

You can also take this time to do work or catch up on homework. It might not be the most fun way to spend this time, but why not? If you finish your work on the bus, then you can have fun later :)


If you’re taking a long bus trip, I hope this is helpful! Have lots of fun!
What do you usually do on a bus ride? Share with us your experience in the comments!

Read my review of the Peter Pan and Greyhound buses!