How to keep in touch with home when travelling

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Everyone loves travelling the world – it’s just so much fun! Most of us have a huge bucket list of places that we want to check out and things that we want to do when there. One really important thing to do, especially on those longer trips away, is to keep in touch with family and friends back home in the UK. This will not only cheer you up but will also be really special for them if they are worrying about you.

Great ways to stay in touch wherever you are

Technology has become the traveller’s best friend here and has made it easier than ever to keep in touch with people. Here are the best ways to do it: 

  • FaceTime/Skype – one of the great modern ways to keep in touch when away is via these two popular video call services. They really do help you connect that little bit more by seeing as well as hearing the person you have called. It also means that you can use your phone or tablet to actually show them the sights of where you are, rather than just describing them. 
  • Email – if you have got something to send over as an attachment or it is late back home, then email is a great way to stay in touch. This gives you the chance to take as much time as you like to craft the perfect message when you have the chance. 
  • Text – texts are the perfect marriage of email’s convenience with the phone call’s instant appeal. Everyone has a smartphone these days and many mobile companies do not charge too much to use them when abroad, depending on where you are. Texts are a great way to not only stay in touch but also keep amused if you are stuck on a train or bus when travelling abroad. 
  • Phone call – of course, sometimes you just can’t beat that good old phone call to find out what is going on in the UK. There is just something about actually hearing the voices of your loved ones that is magical and also helps set their minds at rest. 

Special occasions

One amazing way to keep in touch with all that is happening back home is to remember those special occasions such as birthdays. Your family and friends will really appreciate this, and you will love being involved. It is best to set up a bank account in the country that you are currently in abroad for this and then use a money transfer site to send a sum back as a gift that way. There are lots of companies that offer an international money transfer from London in this way, so be sure to check them out in advance. 

Staying in touch is easy 

With all the great modern tech that we all have now, keeping in touch when travelling is actually pretty easy. Although it can feel hard to fit in sometimes when you are cramming in all those new sights and sounds, it really is worth it.

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