Now that it’s time for Christmas and New Year, a lot of you must have planned on a holiday with your loved ones. And why not; it’s the season of making merry and celebrating the past year. So it’s only apt that you will probably have some stopovers or long transits at airports if you’re travelling far and wide. These tricks are going to make even your stopovers super fun; and you would enjoy the journey as much as your destination. Read on to know how you can make the most of stopovers:

Get your hands on the things you’ve been wanting for a while

It’s no surprise that airports are paradise for shopping; you will never find those sales and offers outside the boundary of an airport. Remember to note down the things you’ve been wanting and go for a hunt when there’s time before boarding your next flight. They mostly come for half the price; and you won’t even know how the time flies.

Get some much needed sleep 

The best thing to do if you have a couple of hours in hand, is to find the perfect spot and sleep. Many airports have areas with lounge chairs, for those waiting at the airport overnight. A lot of airports across the globe are also now offering on-site hotels. Do your research, and get those snoozes because you genuinely need them while you’re travelling. Plus, if you’re well-rested, you can hit the beach right away upon landing at your destination.

Research transit visas

We often wonder how it would be like to get out of the airport and explore the city while on a layover. Well, that is actually possible. Only, you have to do your research beforehand and apply for it if the country allows it. There’s nothing like getting to see a place by complete chance; especially if you’re forever bitten by the travel bug.

Read, read, read 

Be it a hard copy, or the kindle – reading material is imperative while travelling. It saves you from a lot of confusion, unnecessary brooding and anchors you in one place for a good amount of time. So, whether you pack that scarf or not, don’t forget to pack a couple of books that you like.

Plan the trip ahead

With so many travel apps popping up every now and then, it’s way easier to plan your travel in advance. Before you land at your destination, you can book everything from sight-seeing to commute vehicle to even a spot at a bar. Once planning is out of the way; it’s double the fun once you’ve stepped out of the hotel.