No matter how great your destination, it will take some time to get there. You can fill your time meeting people, making plans for your destination, reading a book, or playing on your iPhone if you have coverage while in transit.
But after the first couple of hours, you may start to get bored, antsy, or just plain frustrated, especially with travel delays, long layovers, or missed connections.
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
~ Greg Anderson
We just went on a trip to Victoria, British Columbia (more on that in a later post). We were sitting in a crowded ferry terminal on the way back to Seattle with grumpy travelers and crying babies and wondered how we would react to a longer, more miserable waiting time in a foreign country.
We’ve read stories from other travelers about broken-down cars, 24-hour bus trips, missed connections, wrong directions, and even getting sick in transit.
Yes, part of this trip is about learning to appreciate it all. But I’m sure there will be times when we are all “appreciated out” about a particular trip. We’re only human.
What do savvy long-term travelers do when they get bored or frustrated while traveling from place to place?