Rather than just enjoying the view on the way to the next $100 hamburger, use the time wisely by doing something productive. Whether you are instrument rated or not, you can wear a view-limiting device when you are flying so that the pilot in the right seat can also log the time. During times when you’re both looking outside, you could talk about the best emergency landing sites within possible gliding distance. Perhaps your flying buddy uses different procedures for no power approaches that can help make yours more consistent. You can also talk about other potential problems, such as smoke in the cockpit, electrical failures or hypoxia, and how you would deal with them.