Staying in Touch While Traveling

Traveling is one of the greatest joys that one can partake in. Nothing is better than taking a little break from reality and having the opportunity to see what the world has to offer. Relaxing and enjoying your journey is important but what you leave behind at home may cause a little bit of home sickness. You are of course going to miss all of your friends and family while on vacation so it is important to keep in touch with them. Some of the best ways to keep in touch with your loved ones while on vacation consist of postcards, social media, a heartfelt letter, purchasing a phone card, or even sending a happy birthday greeting.

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Yep – we said it.  Postcards can be purchased while traveling at all sorts of landmarks and stores in the area in which you are exploring. Postcards are a great way to share your experiences with your friends and family back home. A nice picture on the front and a little bit of an update on the back gives you the opportunity to give a little update on your travels. When they receive your postcard it’s going to be a great way for them to experience your adventures in a way.

Social Media

Social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Skype allow you to give a constant update on your travels. Pictures and little blurbs can be shared with all of your friends back home using these sites. You can even communicate with comments and massages using these sites. Skype even lets you see the friends and family whom you are missing and for them to see you!

Pen and Paper

Another way to keep in contact with your friends and family is with a heartfelt letter. A letter is a very nice way to let your loved ones back home updated on how you are doing and what you are doing. They will love to open their mailbox to see a letter from you on your travels.

Pick up the Phone

Sim cards can be purchased so you can use the cell phone that you use at home in foreign countries. Nothing says connecting with friends and family like a nice phone call so they can hear your voice and you can hear those; it is bound to ease some of the home sickness you may be feeling.

Phone cards are also available for more affordable international calls, and several apps, like Rebtel’s free calling app, help you make calls for less.

Remember Those Birthdays!

On your travels, birthdays are bound to happen while you are away. A great gift to your friends and family who are missing you on your journey will be a nice souvenir mailed to them or a nice foreign card!

Keeping in touch with your friends and family while traveling the world may pose to be a difficult task for some but with the use of social media, postcards, phone cards, letters and happy birthday gifts you can let your loved ones know you are thinking of them. It will be comforting to keep in contact with everyone you love back home that way you can enjoy your adventures without the little bit of home sickness that may come along with a trip.