Connecting with friends and family while traveling in another country should be high on your priority list. However, keeping in touch is not always easy in a foreign country.
A lot depends on the infrastructure that is in place in the country you are visiting and the options that are available to you. Take a look at the following ideas for keeping in touch with your friends and family while traveling to see which ones may work for you.
Start a YouTube Channel
Starting a travel vlog on is easy and best of all it is free. You can easily do this by starting a YouTube channel.
If you’re concerned about your privacy YouTube has privacy settings that can easily let you filter the people who can see your videos.
If you do decide that you want to share your videos with others outside of your immediate social circle you can optimize your YouTube channel. Make sure you put in the right titles, and keywords in your video descriptions, so that people can find your channel when they search for specific keywords.
If you are lucky enough to get 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers to your channel YouTube will allow you to play ads on your videos, so you can earn money.
Create a Mailing List
Creating a mailing list for your friends and family is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch. All you have to do is write an email updating them about what is happening with your life and add pictures, then send your message in bulk.
Sending a mass message once a week or once a month is easy to do and it will not make you feel overwhelmed. You can easily create a contact list in your email client’s address book. There are also free email marketing apps available so that you can bulk send emails whenever you want.
Your Cell Phone Plan is Important
The telecom industry has come a long way and this is why your mobile device will be indispensable while you are traveling abroad.
You should get consider getting a phone that is unlocked. In this way, you can get a local SIM card when you arrive at your destination. Having a local SIM card will reduce your charges significantly.
If you don’t want a phone that is unlocked you need to ensure that you have an excellent international plan on the phone. Make sure this plan can cover your data and text message charges.
Connecting is Caring
Keeping connected with your family while you’re overseas is one of the major ways in which you can show them that you care. However, even though you may have the best intentions while traveling sometimes it can be difficult to communicate and this can be stressful.
Deciding on the best way to stay in touch before you travel, is one of the best ways you can go about ensuring that you keep your promise of staying in touch.