This post is sponsored by Audible, however opinions expressed are our own.

We’re spending a lot of time travelling this summer. Planes, trains, cars, but mostly, airports. Waiting in security lines, in terminals, on the tarmac. While the destination is always worth it, the in-between times can be a drag. How do we stay entertained? We’ve teamed up with Audible to get us through those lulls, to make our time informative, educational and inspirational.

If you haven’t listened to Audible before, we’re excited to include you in the chance to experience the platform with a free book for the first 100 new customers! Visit and use the passphrase SHListens to get your first free audiobook. Cash in on this offer until September 30, 2019.

During longer flights to Europe, shorter hauls to NYC and Montreal over the past couple months, we’ve become hooked on Audible. It’s the perfect way to catch up on our reading without the extra weight. Right now, we’re almost finished listening to Normal People written by Sally Rooney and narrated by Aoife McMahon, a coming-of-age love story set in Dublin. Next up is Heads Will Roll, a scripted comedy featuring SNL’s Kate McKinnon and her sister, Emily Lynne, perfect for a weekend at the cottage.

Audible is the world’s largest creator and distributor of audiobooks, and with more than 40,000 audio programs to choose from, we don’t expect to run out of choices any time in this life.

When we’re not on the road, you can find us at the cottage. We’ll be in the lake, on our unicorn floatie, airpods in. Relaxing, but make it productive. We’re hoping to get through The Beastie Boys Book, Rolling Stone’s audiobook of 2018. Told from the voices of Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, it also features Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller and others.

You can also listen to Audible through Amazon’s Alexa too, so while you’re prepping dinner at the cottage after a lazy day on the lake, you can continue listening by just saying ‘Alexa, read The Beastie Boys Book.’ Audible has made it incredibly easy to listen to audio books and spoken word content on different devices, so you can continue listening wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

And, of course, our summer will include some time at the gym, particularly after a few too many frosés with friends. We’re gonna make our time double productive by listening to some personal finance audiobooks, maybe some self-help ones or some science-based programs.

For newbies, Audible offers your first month of membership free – use your Amazon account by signing in to and downloading the free app. You can also gift Audible, with 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of service. Gift memberships include 1 credit per month (good for any audiobook), 30% off additional audiobooks, your own audio library to keep books after your membership expires, easy exchanges and more.

We’re looking forward to the rest of the summer to keep reading and now’s your time too.