Staying in touch with family and friends while on the road is easier than ever today. In this modern world, it seems like it is almost inevitable to stay connected these days. High-tech technology provides easy and affordable ways on how to stay connected with them. Whether it's through your tablet, laptop, desktop or smartphone, you can now easily be updated via email or social media networks. There are several mobile apps which allow making free calls bringing you closer to your family and friends wherever you are in the world.
Being on the road more than two years now, I have to find ways and make sure that I constantly update my family of my whereabout so they won't worry about me. Being Travel Blogger, I am actively updating my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media account about the coolest place I have been to. This pushes me to find ways to stay connected without spending too much.
Here are some tips on Staying Connected While Travelling:
Wi-Fi is usually my go to source for connectivity. This is my major consideration in choosing a guesthouse or a place to eat. In most cases, it is free and readily available once you supplied the correct password.
Bear in mind that unsecured wi-fi hotspots make your data susceptible to hackers. Take extra effort to secure your devices and consider to password-protect your devices.
Get International Sim Card
Consider having an international sim card. It is definitely have cheaper rates compared to the regular sim card. This provides affordable international calls in case you need to call back home in case of emergency. Having this kind of sim will definitely let you stay connected with your love ones without spending too much. Just make sure to know about the applicable rates being charge by different service provider to compare and get the one with the best rate.
Service Provider 'Travel Packs'
Most service providers now offer 'travel packs.' These add-ons are available in/for every country and include call time and/or data. While not for unlimited web surfing, they're perfect for a few calls and basic email while away. Make sure to call your service provider at least a week before your trip to find out what they offer.
These are just some of the many ways in staying connected while travelling. It's great to know that you can always contact your family and friends without sacrificing your budget.