9 Things to Listen to On a Road Trip (That Aren’t Music!)

9 Things to Listen to On a Road Trip (That Aren’t Music!)

Ah, road trips! The ultimate adventure. There's something about driving down the open road, with the wind in your hair and your favorite tunes blasting, that makes you just feel alive. But what if you get tired of listening to music? Fear not, fellow travelers! There are a plethora of other things you can listen to on a road trip that will make the journey even more enjoyable. Let's explore some of them, shall we?


Audiobooks: If you're a book lover but can't find the time to read, audiobooks are the perfect solution – and perfect for a road trip! There's nothing better than listening to a good story while on a long drive. Whether it's a mystery, romance, or self-help book, you can find it all in audio form.


Podcasts: Podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years and for good reason. They are a great way to learn new things, hear interesting stories, or even laugh out loud. And there are podcasts focusing on just about everything, from true crime to comedy to politics, even ones dedicated to your favorite TV shows. 

TED Talks: TED Talks are another great way to learn new things and get inspired. And like podcasts, there's a TED Talk for every interest, from science to technology to social issues. Plus, many TED talks are led by industry leaders, celebrities, and other notable speakers.


Language Learning: Speaking of learning, have you ever wanted to master a new language but didn't have the time or resources? Well, now you do! There are plenty of language learning programs available in audio form, and what better way to kill time than learning while on the road?

Stand-Up Comedy: But if you're in the mood for some laughs instead, stand-up is the way to go. There are tons of comedy albums available, or you could play a comedy special from one of the major streaming platforms. Just make sure you don't laugh so hard that you lose control of the car!


Nature Sounds: If you're feeling stressed out and need something to help you relax, listening to nature sounds can be extremely soothing. From the sounds of waves crashing on the shore to birds singing in the forest, there's something calming for everyone out there.


Meditations: And if you need to clear your mind and de-stress even further, guided meditations can be incredibly helpful. There are even meditation apps out there that offer guided meditations specifically designed for road trips!


Your Own Thoughts: Lastly, don't forget that sometimes the best thing to listen to on a road trip is yourself, your own thoughts. Turn off the radio, roll down the windows, and let your mind wander. You might be surprised at what you come up with.