Whether it’s for work or pleasure, travelling abroad makes communication a challenge. Nowadays staying in touch with loved ones is much easier than searching for a public telephone and making a collect-call home. Follow these tips and tricks to help you manage time zones and schedules to stay in touch during your overseas travels.
Set up a Time Slot
Scheduling regular video calls or messages home can help you to keep in touch with loved ones. Set a time that works for all parties like before bed at night or first thing in the morning. Remember to take different time zones into account!
Make Use of Internationally-Friendly Apps
Use a messaging service that is compatible or allowed in the country you’re visiting. (For a list of our favourite apps click here.) Remember to check your data plan or book a hotel with strong and secure WiFi, or apply for roaming with your local network provider.
Join Social Media
Not everyone’s favourite communication tool, but posting to social media is an easy way to share what’s happening during your travels to a group of people at once. You can also view and share photos and videos of loved ones and share experiences as they’re happening.
Send Bulk Emails
Need to stay in touch with a group of people who aren’t social media savvy? Send out a weekly email to a list of contacts you want to stay in touch with. Attach a photo or video to let your loved ones know you’re doing okay.
If you’re feeling inspired by your travels you might want to start a personal blog documenting your adventures. Free websites and blogging platforms are a dime a dozen so you don’t need to blow your budget. If you don’t mind spending a little extra time putting pen to paper and relaying your adventures, blogging is definitely for you!
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