What are things that help everyone get through long trips? As for me, I would not have got through many long journeys without my phone, iPad or laptop. But I haven't tended to use any of those things as of late. Usually now it's basically.. If I'm traveling alone via public transportation, I just go to sleep after a while. If I traveling with people and I'm not driving I chat with them. If I'm traveling alone via my own car, I blast music.