This piece is going to be dedicated purely to communication for travelers. The number one thing that cuts trips short, is our homesick feeling. We just miss home and we want to see and speak with our friends again. But what if you could just talk to your friends and family, easily, while trotting around the world.
It makes perfect sense to have a few different apps and services that allow you to live a normal life, as much as possible, as you travel the world. It allows you to get rid of that homesick feeling and also, share your experiences with those you love.
This app is used for both video and text virtually free over WiFi. This is why many smartphones come with this app already installed. It’s able to give users that have added each other to their contacts list, in the app, the ability to communicate freely at any time.
You can record videos for other users to view when they are ready or you can upload photos and messages too. This Is great for when you want to keep updated, your boy/girlfriend, your family members, or just your friends.
You can use WhatsApp, as long as you have a WiFi or network data connection. And unlike many smaller apps, this app is not blocked in the major countries as per competing clauses in other nations.
Receiving your mail
Maybe you have a grandma who only sends out real-world mail or perhaps a friend who wants to send you something like artwork. This kind of service, www.physicaladdress.com, allows you to receive any kind of real-world mail you get.
The professionals that handle your mail are trained in privacy laws as well as proper scanning techniques. They open your mail, scan it and send it to your email so you can open it when you are ready. They can also dispose of the mail if you wish.
They will never send your mail off to be processed, everything is done in-house. This is great for when you want to receive posters, photos, bank documents and more, while you are hopping onto planes, boats and into taxes all over the world.
If you don’t have any credit on your phone or perhaps don’t have any kind of international phone card, then don’t worry. There are still quite a lot of internet cafes whereby you can use the services provided to contact home.
They have computers, webcams, tablets, and other means of communication that you can use to tell your loved ones you are okay. We find that internet cafes are incredibly important for travelers because if you lose your stuff, or if the airport loses it, or maybe you have it stolen, you can always use an internet cafe for an hour or two, and tell your loved ones to send you some money.
Staying in contact isn’t just important for your mental health as a traveler. But also, we find that it helps you to stay out ‘in the field’ for longer as that homesick feeling just isn’t there.