Before child I remember my flying time was full of catching up with my journal, or reading a good book, or just plain sleeping.
Now, I have to have EVERY SECOND of plane time accounted for or the trip above the clouds can turn into a true disaster not only by driving me nuts, but everyone seated around me.
But it really doesn’t have to be painful. What I do is I STOCK UP on cheap toys. In Central America you can easily find toys between $1-2 at local markets and stores that are frequented by the natives. If you’re flying from the States, Europe, Canada, Australia or other Western countries there are plenty $1 type shops.
So go nuts! Splurge! Imagine what you can do with $20 bucks.
Here’s a secret for you and what can eat up a good amount of time: wrap them up in gift paper and present them as gifts!