You’re headed towards your dream vacation on a lengthy flight. In front of you lies a laptop with a stable and free to use internet connection. But your movies, music and games are lying on a hard drive at home. Either that or you left your headphones behind, which means you can’t enjoy any media even if you did bring it along. Sounds familiar? We’ve all been there.
Luckily almost every modern plane has internet, which means there’s always something to do. But where do you start? Surely there’s more to it than mindless social media scrolling or stressing yourself out by looking at emails only to see a large pile of work waiting for you back home. Well, there definitely is. The internet is home to enough content to keep you busy for a few thousand years, never mind an eight-hour flight.
YouTube (The Right Way)
If you don’t already have a Google account tied to your interests and preferences, your YouTube feed will look like everyone else’s: awful. From horrible clickbait to annoying vloggers, it’s the last place you want to be. However, it’s easy to forget just how much great content there is on YouTube these days.
From genuinely interesting educational channels to chill-inducing entertainment, YouTube is still home to great content thanks to its massive network of dedicated channels who look past the AdSense revenue. Simply start by doing a bit of basic searches based on what you’re interested in and you’ll be down the rabbit hole in no time.
While the word is used a lot more loosely now than before, it still essentially defines the comedy that we find funniest: a picture and some accompanying text. From dark humour to dad jokes so bad they’re good, there’s a hub for every type of person with tons of content to scroll through.
From the shockingly tasteless but undeniably funny Dank Memes of Reddit to the timeless Rage comics that are constantly uploaded to Rage Maker, you’ll find something that will have you laughing uncontrollably in no time.
Start a Blog
Sounds ridiculous? Believe it or not, you could easily start your very own blog right from the comfort of your plane seat. And best of all, it doesn’t have to cost you a cent. Simply sign up on a reputable service such as WordPress and choose the free option. This way you can build a basic website and write about pretty much anything you want.
This is a great way to document your travels and you can use it as a hub to upload, caption and share your images from any device. If you prefer to keep it to yourself, you always have the option of making the blog private. But don’t be afraid to share your thoughts either, they could just propel your small blog into a popular website and pay for that flight ticket.
Listed above is just a mere fraction of what’s out there on the internet. Don’t be afraid to explore and try new things. You could just end up finding something interesting.