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7 Things to Do on Long Drives

Updated on March 15, 2015

#1 Buy Some New Albums & Jam

Help ensure that the art of album buying doesn't disappear. Long car rides are the perfect time to dive into new albums and truly enjoy an artists' work without interruption, and it doesn't hurt that music is proven to improve your mood and your overall health!

#2 Listen to Audiobooks/Podcasts

I recently found this to be my FAVORITE way to spend my time in the car. No matter where your interests lie, you can find countless hours of entertainment and education while driving. Go download the podcast Serial on your phone or try your first book on Audible for free.

#3 Call Your Loved Ones.

Hands-free of course. Even if your car isn't equipped with bluetooth technology, every new phone still comes with a decent pair of headphones with an attached microphone. Pop your right earbud in and find out what your brother has been up to since he moved to Arizona!

#4 Learn a New Language

I don't personally know a single adult that would turn down learning a new language if they found that A) it can be inexpensive, and B) they don't have to take extra time out of their day to learn. This is an incredible way to truly take advantage of your time in the car, and I just found a 9-hour learning Spanish CD on Amazon for less than $25!

#5 Find a Fun Pitstop

Whether it's a cute, family-owned gas station or a small town diner, you can't go wrong with becoming a "regular" in a place where you don't know anyone.

#6 Catch up on Global Events

There are so many news outlets at your fingertips. Hit the radio or find a new favorite app on your tablet or smartphone. You don't want to be the dingus at the office that doesn't know what happened in the world last night!

#7 Pull Over at a Scenic Overview and Take it In.

We let life pass us by so quickly that we forget to stop and enjoy the beauty around us. If you're living in an area where you have a long commute or a reason to take long drives, chances are you're missing out on some natural, perhaps historical beauty that is unlike any other part of the country. Enjoy it!

Please remember that safety while operating a vehicle comes first. These recommendations may not be suitable for all drivers.


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