Keeping Connected On All Of Your Adventures

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Travelling has boomed in popularity over the last few years. With air travel becoming cheaper than ever before, it makes sense that people are trying to explore the world. Of course, though, while this sort of lifestyle is fun, it can often make it hard to stay connected with the people you care about. Time zones, dodgy internet connections, and an array of other factors make this into a challenge. To help you out with this, this post is going to be exploring a range of solutions to this problem which can all make your travelling communication far easier.

The Right Devices

 Carrying around a bag full of electronics isn’t feasible when you’re travelling light. You won’t have enough space for this in your luggage, making it crucial that you pick the right options. At the very least, a powerful smartphone should be in your pocket, as this will give you access to loads of communication tools. Along with this, though, a light laptop, like a MacBook Air or Microsoft Surface, will make it even easier to keep on top of all of your correspondence.

 A Portable Hotspot

 It’s impossible to make sure that you’re going to places with good internet connections when you’re on the move, but all of the modern communication methods you’ll be using rely on this sort of service. Using a 4G portable hotspot can help to solve this problem. You may have to read some guides surrounding increased internet speed on mobile networks and with certain devices, but this will be easy enough to figure out.

 An Array Of Apps

 Being prepared with all of the apps and software you’ll need to keep in contact will be a good idea, and should be sorted long before you set off. It’s worth keeping in mind that not everyone uses the same options, and you may have to get more than one service for each job to solve this. Most importantly, though, you need to keep region-based restrictions in mind, with countries like China making it hard to use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but WeChat being freely available.

 Making It Known

 Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about the people you’ll be talking to on your travels. You need to make sure that you plan for time zone differences, as this will make it much easier to find times when you’re both free. Along with this, you will also need to get them to install any apps which you want to use. People will want to talk to you, but you may have to initiate a lot of the conversations you have, as normal life moves much faster than it does for those travelling the world.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of keeping connected when you go on your next adventure. A lot of people struggle with this sort of task, finding it hard to know what to do when they want to keep connected with the people they care about when they’re travelling across the world.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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