4 Ways To Pass The Time When You’re Stuck Traveling All Day

4 Ways To Pass The Time When You’re Stuck Traveling All Day

Whether you're stuck in the car, cramped in a plane or I don't know, riding on a midnight train to Georgia.
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Spring break is upon us! As you make way your way to your various spring break destinations, here are some ideas to pass the time. If you're in the airport waiting for what seems like forever for your connecting flight or just stuck in the car with nothing to do here are some things you could try to pass the time.

1. Take A Walk

If you're at the airport, go on a little stroll from terminal to terminal. You’ll get some steps in before you get on the plane. You can also peruse the various Hudson News stands and pick up some snick-snacks or maybe even the new Cosmo. This also gives you an excellent chance to people watch. If you're just a little nosey like me, then this is reason enough.

2. Make Up Stories About The People Around You

While you take the a fore mentioned walk around the terminal make up some stories! This is one of my favorite activities whenever I’m painfully bored while traveling. Take turns making up a stranger's life story with your friend. Or if you're traveling solo make up the dialogue in your head. Maybe don’t talk to yourself. Airports are a little stressful anyway so perhaps being the person sitting alone and talking to themselves isn't the best thing.

3. Catch Up On Some Homework

It might be spring break, but homework waits for no one! If you have homework to get done you might as well finish them on your way to your destination. (I know I will be, because I’m the queen of procrastination). Whether your destination is a tropical island, the mountains, a festival or your home you’ll want to be able to be homework-free and stress-free. Bite the bullet and just finish all your work in one day if you've put it off to the last minute. Then you’ll have time for tanning, relaxing and chilling with your pets.

4. Make A Middle School Throwback Playlist

No doubt you and your squad will be jamming the whole way to wherever you might be going. I mean things might get a little emo when Bring Me To Life by Evanescence comes on, but that’s okay. Those painful middle school years might come back to you there for a hot minute, but it’s in the past. You can quickly pick things back up by changing the song to something more upbeat like "Low" by Flo-Rida. I don't know about you, but that always gets me lit. Traveling might be somewhat of a bore, but it’s never boring aggressively booty popping to your favorite throwbacks with your friends.

No matter where this spring break takes you, I hope you get all the sleep, all the fun and all the #friendship your heart desires. And remember; don’t do anything too stupid. No matter how bored you might be.

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10 Things You Know To Be True If You Live in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

"Take the B", they said.
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For anyone that is currently living in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and or has lived there, you know it's an *interesting* experience. From the various food joints, to the movie theater, everyone's love/hate relationship with Crazy George, Emmons Avenue, the B/Q trains, the new apartment complex that some people love and others completely despise, and everything in-between, there's no other neighborhood that's just like Sheepshead. You know you're from Sheepshead when:

1. You've either spotted Crazy George somewhere out on the streets or in a random location (usually in Dunkin' Donuts).


Don't get me wrong — it's not funny that he appears to have problems, but it's also not ideal that he goes into various stores harassing the workers. He's a one of a kind human being and I do wish the best for him and/or that he does get some help.

2. When it comes to Brennan and Carr and Roll n Roaster, you either love one of them much more than the other.

As much as I love Brennan and Carr's Gargiulo burger, I'm more of a Roll n Roaster person. Their personal pizza is nice and their fries are to die for -- and yes, I want cheese on that, please.

3. You either love or hate that new apartment complex that's in the works.

You know, this one at 1501 Voorhies Ave.

4. You've become used to the B and Q trains either being delayed, messed up, crowded, and or nonexistent.

"Take the B they said. It's express they said." If I told you how many times the B has gone local, out of service, and or on fire in Brooklyn, then maybe you'd hate it just as much as I do at times. Don't even get me started about how crowded it is - especially during rush hour.

"What about the Q train?" The Q's not much better. It has its times where it goes express in Brooklyn as opposed to local, which doesn't help if you're getting on/off at Neck Road or Avenue U.

5. You either go to UA Sheepshead, another movie theater or don't even bother with movie theaters.

Although going to UA Sheepshead is convenient, their prices are very special for just an average movie theater.

6. You either stick to shopping and dining along Sheepshead Bay Road and or Emmons Avenue or go elsewhere either in the neighborhood, other neighborhoods, or to the city.

While they're both convenient parts of Sheepshead Bay, there are other parts of the neighborhood to go to, such as Nostrand Ave. Sometimes, it's easier to flock to other parts of Brooklyn, but there are times where going to the city is worth the commute.

7. You either shop at Cherry Hill or avoid it completely.

While there are other supermarkets in the neighborhood, Cherry Hill is the only one on Emmons that is open 24/7. Their prices might be high for the neighborhood, but their prices could be much worse.

8. You remember when Sheepshead Bay High School was one school...

...and not an educational complex.

9. You're still low-key bothered about how the neighborhood recovered after Sandy.

I'm not going to say that it was the same after the hurricane. Although it didn't take the longest time to recover, that doesn't mean that damage wasn't done.

10. But regardless of how you may feel, by the end of the day, you're probably still super in love with the neighborhood.

It's an incredibly unique neighborhood. You can take someone out of Sheepshead but you can't take the Sheepshead out of someone.

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The 4 Best Travel YouTube Channels That Will Tempt You To Buy A Flight Today

No matter where I am, I find inspiration for travelling and engaging with adventure by watching these 4 YouTube vlogs.

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Do you dream of traveling every waking minute?

If you're like me, travelling to new places makes your soul come alive. So why aren't you traveling right now? School, work, bills, and other commitments pile up and leave us to stay put, even if only for a season.

When I'm between trips I like to stay inspired by watching videos from these YouTube channels. When I am ready to book my next adventure, I dive into these channels for research and tips. No matter where I am geographically, these four channels continue to influence and inspire my life as a globetrotter.

1. DamonAndJo - Hilarious and Trendy

Damon Dominique and Joanna Franco

shutupandgo.travel

Great for: Millennial travelers

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Playful and distinctive, DamonAndJo make hilarious videos for the millennial traveler. I encountered their channel during college when I was looking for advice about studying abroad. BFFs Damon Dominique and Joanna Franco met during college in New York City, studied abroad together in Paris, and went on to create a successful Youtube vlog chronicling their adventures. Their channel's motto is simple: "Shut up and go". The pair make travel videos with guests, together, and individually, keeping their content fresh and exciting. If you're looking for a laugh, travel advice, or even fashion and design inspiration (because they moonlight as style gods and trendsetters), then look no further than DamonAndJo.

2. Travellight - Best female solo traveler vlog

Jordan Taylor

travellight.me

Great for: Female solo travelers

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Jordan Taylor is a female traveler who left the U.S. in 2016 to explore the world and hasn't stopped since. She has been all over Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East since she began her big adventure. I found her channel while researching for my first solo trip. She is a talented videographer and puts serious effort into producing quality visual content. Her videos include stunning landscapes, cities, wildlife, and waters, and she heavily focuses on her personal experiences and impressions traveling solo as a woman. Jordan's cinematography is stunning, but she remains completely honest about her encounters, revealing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Travellight is especially ideal for women considering traveling alone.

3. Gabriel Traveler - Down-to-earth and practical

Gabriel Traveler

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZM50Ig7STDS0l6f_QnrXw

Great for: Conducting in-depth country research

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Gabriel Morris is a solo male traveler who has traversed the world for over three decades. Who does that? Now middle-aged, Gabe has shown no signs of slowing down and continues to visit countries far and wide, making fascinating videos about the places he visits. I like Gabriel's channels because though he is the most seasoned traveler on this list, he remains humble by sharing his knowledge and expertise while maintaining a learner's mindset in his videos. His channel is simple and his videos straightforward, but content-rich and honest in depicting each destination. Check Gabriel's channel for inspiration and practical information from every continent.

4. Vagabrothers - for an in-depth lesson on history and culture

Marko and Alex

Vagabrothers on Youtube

Great for: Longer videos covering history and culture of destinations

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Brothers Alex and Marko started their YouTube channel in 2013. Since then, they have developed a successful business traveling the world and cataloging each place they visit. Their high-quality videos put PBS travel documentaries to shame. I found the Vagabrothers' channel when I was traveling a backpacking trip across Catalina Island in California.

Their videos dazzled me from the start, and I've watched their videos before every trip I've taken since. Each destination video is dotted with facts about the destination, tips for traveling there, and stories that captivate and inform. For Americans who want to spend more time traveling within their homeland, Vagabrothers is a wonderful resource. They have entire series on U.S. destinations from coast to coast. I recommend this channel to anyone who's looking for information-rich advice on how, when, and where to travel.

YouTube is an incredible way to share knowledge and inspire others to see the world. When you're saving up money and biding time until your next flight or road trip, look to these channels to be educated, entertained, and inspired. I hope you can enjoy the hard work these travel vloggers put into sharing their experiences online as I do.

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