8 Lessons Learned: Trips
Keeping In Touch With Home While You’re Away
When you travel in faraway places, there are times when you just can’t help but miss your folks at home. You might still want to stay in touch even if you’re already enjoying your travel. And there will always be that somebody who will want to know how you’re doing and would even get worried if you can’t update them during the day. But keeping in touch might just be expensive and could be a little tricky. If you wish to keep in touch with your loved ones at home without spending a lot, you might want to try the following ideas.
Keeping a Blog
One very effective way to stay in touch with quite a lot of people at the same time and telling them how you’re doing is to start keep a blog. If you have a blog, you can actually tell everyone about your adventures all at once, so there is no need for you to repeat what you say from one person to another. You may also include photos and videos of your adventure so that people will also be able to see the view and the places you’ve been during your trip. You will also know what these people think about your travels from the comments they may leave at the end of your blog. Even if you’re home from your adventure, you can still maintain the blog or use it as you proceed to your next trip.
Acquiring Local Sim Card
You might experience feeling a bit homesick and listening to your loved ones at home is the only remedy you can think of. Plus, you might meet local people whom you want to contact during your travel, either by calling or texting. If you do, then you should consider getting yourself a local sim card. This way, you will be able to save yourself from spending additional fees and roaming charges required from your current card.
Consider Sending Digital Postcards
Your loved ones will know that you’ve been thinking about them while you enjoy your travel if you send them postcards. However, it can be a hassle having to post them and find the nearest post office. Sometimes you’ll just have to carry it with you until you’re back home. Another option is that you can go online to create your own postcard and email it. You can actually create a really good postcard with beautiful image you may have captured during your stay and send it to them via email together with a nice message and you don’t have to pay for postage.
So, always make sure that you’re in touch with the people you love at home so that they’ll know that you’re still alive and that you’re actually having fun.