One of the best aspects of globalization is that it’s getting ever easier to travel from one country to another. Many of you reading this post will have plans (or at least dreams) to travel overseas in the next year. Not only is it becoming more economical to move across continents and borders, it’s getting easier to communicate with the people back home while you are doing it. There are so many ways to have voice-to-voice or face-to-face communication that there is no excuse for falling out of touch while you travel. You may wish to have some time alone while you are away, and we can’t blame you for that. But if you wish to stay in touch, there are plenty of ways to do so.
One of the best ways is one of the most familiar. Phone cards from NobelCom can have you on the phone with anyone you like while you are overseas. If you run out of minutes, it’s easy to top up NobelCom. They’ve got a great modern app too. Phone cards are a great way to travel if you don’t wish to carry a smartphone along with you, or if you do not own one. Not everybody feels safe traveling with an expensive smartphone, and we can’t blame them. In any case, phone cards get the job done and are reliable in a variety of situations.
There are also a bunch of apps and web services that enable international communication for free. Skype is an obvious example, giving people face to face contact regardless of the distance between them. Google Voice is another sterling example, providing phone conversation power without going through expensive telecom networks. There are always new options to examine, so take a look at some travel blogs and search for the methods used to communicate while on the road.
Obviously, there are still lots of ways to communicate with the written word while traveling. As long as you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to reach the important people in your life by email or GChat or social media. One option that is sometimes overlooked, however, is handwritten letters sent through the traditional post. Snail Mail is alive and well, and it may offer you more than you think if you are in search of communication with loved ones. Handwritten letters are incredibly personal. You can also add all kinds of mementos from your journeys, like photographs and little gifts. Even a simple postcard may be enough to communicate the sentiment. If it doesn’t have to be fast but it does have to be sweet, write a letter.
In the modern world there is no excuse not to keep in touch, no matter where you happen to be traveling. Different types of travelers will have different needs in this regard. Some will need to keep in touch with employers and workplace collaborators. Others will need to keep in touch with loved ones. Regardless of who you need to keep in touch with, there is a way to do it while you are anywhere in the world.