If you’re travelling the world and struggling to stay connected to your family and friends then don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Whilst it may be hard to find the time to keep everyone you know up to date with your travels, it’s important you are doing everything you can to let people know that you’re safe. Whether it’s posting a video on Facebook or sending a quick text, those that care about you will be pleased to know you’re doing okay. With that in mind, here are a number of ways to stay connected when you’re traveling:
- Buy A Second Phone For Traveling
When it comes to traveling, more often than not you may find that your phone doesn’t exactly work in the way that it does back home. Whether you can’t connect to make calls or you’re worried about it getting damaged, having a second backup phone for traveling is a great idea. All you need to do is buy a budget smartphone that allows you to use the internet, using this as your primary contact during your travels.
- Make Sure Your Purchasing A Sim For Each Country/Region You’re In
When your visiting different countries, the chances are your SIM card won’t work. In order to be able to stay in touch with people no matter where you are, you’re going to need to get a SIM card in each country that you’re in. If you’re planning on staying for a number of months, the best thing to do is to look at the SIM only deals that they offer. You may find it’s much more affordable than getting something that is pay as you go.
- Keep Your Family And Friends Updated On Social Media
If you don’t have the time to reach out to everyone individually, make sure you’re at least updating your status to let everyone know what you’re up to. Whether you’re sharing your next flight destination when you’re at the airport or posting pictures from your day at the beach, people will appreciate that you’re having at least some form of contact. When it comes to contacting your close friends and family, you may want to do that over private message or group chat.
- Use Apps Like Facebook Messenger And Facetime To Video Chat
If you enjoy updating your friends and family about what you’re up to, why not use apps like Facebook Messenger and Facetime to video chat from your new destinations. Each time you travel and move about you can show them your new hotel room, your new surroundings and give them an update of your itinerary. It’s a great way to add a personal touch to a call, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve spoken. For a guide to using FaceTime, you can visit this site here.
Do you travel a lot? Are you struggling to stay connected to your friends and family? What changes can you make to ensure you’re connected when you need to be. Let me know in the comments section below.