Staying “connected” while traveling | Travel Tips

Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, it’s inevitable that you will be keeping in contact with home, or loved ones.


The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

Almost everyone who travels has a smart phone of some sort…and there is always SOMEWHERE where there is some free wifi. This is by far the easiest and cheapest way to do it. I find a simple photo or two with where I am and what I’m doing satisfies everyone from my worrisome mother 😉 to my traveling buddies across the globe.


Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

ALWAYS REMEMBER WHEN YOU TRAVEL ABROAD: if you do not have a data roaming plan of any sort with your current plan from home, make sure your phones turned OFF of roaming or you will get a huge data bill that will make you sick to your stomach.

If you DO have a plan, then connecting anywhere there is 3G is a breeze.

Another way to stay connected is to buy a local SIM card with some prepaid minutes or GB of data. Every country is a little different but if you have an unlocked phone, this is a great way.


Sydney, Australia

An easy way to post online is through Facebook with random updates and photos posted through the app on my phone. Another way I stay connected is through Instagram, where I actually push my posts to my Facebook so I only have to do ONE update – time saver and not everyone in my networks is on Instagram and not everyone is on Facebook so this covers a great portion of my relationships.

This is my sure way to stay connected with people while away…and so far it seemingly works well. 🙂

What are some ways YOU stay connected while traveling? Leave a comment below and let me know!



Red Bluff, Kalbarri, Western Australia


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Tracey Heppner - Founder of Follow Your Heart | Photographer, Traveler, NGO Advocate and Lover of Life

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