Long trips don’t have to be boring. You can either put on some music and crank up the volume, or get your eyes on your favorite Hollywood or local films and just enjoy the ride.


This Wednesday, let me suggest some things you can do while in the middle of a boring tour. Here are three cool apps you might want to download for your next summer trip!






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One of the best ways to beat boredom during lengthy trips is by watching movies.


With HOOQ, there’s no need to take your laptop with you just to watch films because the app gives you the power to stream your favorite international and local movies and TV shows straight from your smartphone or tablet!


The app has over 10,000 Hollywood and Pinoy movies so you will never ran out of good flicks to watch. If HOOQ is something new to you, you can read this post of mine to learn how to download the app and stream your first movie.


Oh, wait, did I mention you can watch your first HOOQ films for free by just subscribing to Globe GoSURF299 or above? More about this here!






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Well I’m sure you’ve already heard about this mobile app. WhatsApp is indeed another great way to kill boredom since it allows you to call and chat with your best buddies (real-time!) even while you’re away for a vacation.


You can exchange text and video messages with them, create group chats, and send unlimited images while you’re stuck in heavy traffic. And would you believe me if I say you can do all those things for free?


Yes! Globe and WhatsApp recently inked a partnership to let us enjoy free access to the messaging app. You just have to register to any of your favorite Globe text, call, or surf promos, or get a myLifestyle Plan to start enjoying the many cool features of WhatsApp without data charges.


Download this app for free: iOS, Android






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Music is the remedy to all. So if your bus trip is starting to bore you to death, launch this app and put some earphones on.


Spotify, for me, is the number 1 music streaming app. It has more than 25 million songs and thousands of playlists to choose from.


What I like about it is its “offline mode” feature. This feature lets you “download” songs so you can listen to them even without data or Wi-Fi connection. It will not eat up your phone's memory too much unlike downloading MP3s so there’s nothing to worry about. You can save over 3,000 songs on your phone, and dude, that's a lot!


Download this app for free: iOS, Android



So there you go, my three anti-boredom apps for your next summer trip. How about you? Got some apps you might want to share with your fellow members? Hit the comment box below!