Summer only comes once a year, and virus or not, summer is gonna happen. Sure, you may not be scootering your way through the Amalfi Coast. But there's plenty of fun things to do and beautiful scenery to be had right where we are.
There's plenty of fun things to do and beautiful scenery to be had right where we are.
Though it's slow, businesses are slowly ramping back up - the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter by the day. People are planning road trips, while others are already sunbathing by the pool. Regardless of your summer plans, there's one essential must-bring item: entertainment.
Whether you're traveling by car, train, or plane, you'll have some downtime to fill. And there's no better way to unwind than to listen to a good article, book, or episode. These moments are ideal for listening to materials that teach you something new, improve your skills, or indulge in a good story.
Audio entertainment is hot right now because it's super convenient, and there are tons of options. Hundreds of new articles, books, and episodes are published every day. Whatever you're interested in, we're almost 101% sure there's an article or book on that.
An epic summer playlist is a must, so we're sharing three of our favorite audio entertainment platforms. Feel free to steal and share.
Text to speech gives you the most freedom to mix and match what you want to hear. With a text reader, you can take any document (like PDF or Word doc) and create an audio version. With Leksi.co, for example, you simply upload your document and voilà - the audio version immediately appears in your library. You can even create your playlist in advance and save it to listen to for later.
These are the best documents for a text reader to convert from text to speech:
On the topic of audiobooks, there are tons to choose from. If you haven't visited your local library lately, you may not know that you can rent audiobooks digitally and for free. No need to leave your home, but you do need to sign up for a library card. Most libraries use the Overdrive or Libby app to deliver the audiobooks to you.
Of course, you can also buy and own the audiobook forever and ever. Audible (owned by Amazon), is a great place to start if you're looking to add some books to your digital library.
Podcasts are taking off these days. Not only because it's super convenient, but also because there's a podcast for just about any topic. You can listen to comedy, how-to's, up-to-date news, and random banter. Check out Apple, Spotify, or Google to start growing your Podcast collection or steal from our current top picks: