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How to stay connected while traveling

When traveling abroad there is the need to stay in touch with friends and family. Maybe you also have a blog like this one and need to keep this one up to date. There are different way how to stay online, whichever you choose remember that you need antivirus software.

Working at Angkor Wat

Working at Angkor Wat


With a laptop you are flexible and you can always connect online. Furthermore it is easy to edit and manage your files while you are on the go. If you need to write articles for a blog or work as a freelancer while you travel this would be the best option when traveling. Most laptops are heavy with an average weight of 2 kgs maybe a netbook would be ideal!


You want to read a book, take photos, write emails, and have a device that entertains you on long bus rides where you can watch movies and listen to music? A tablet would be perfect for you if you don’t have to work too much on things.


If you only want to skype now and then and update your Facebook status and maybe send out some tweets you might want to consider traveling light with your smartphone. If you need to be connected to the Internet always you can buy a sim card in each country you are traveling to or buy an international sim card.

Internet Café

Your digital camera is enough and besides of that you don’t want to carry any electric devices? Most cities on the route of travelers have at least one Internet café where you can easily upload your photos to Facebook or your Flickr Album. When connecting to the Internet from a public space be careful that you don’t visit websites with sensitive data. Try to avoid websites like your online banking or similar. In some places Internet criminals steal online information from users and go shopping. It all happened so better be careful!

Now you know how to stay connected while traveling!! Safe travels!

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6 comments on “How to stay connected while traveling

  1. Mandy on

    Thanks for the insights – would love an article on the costs associated with staying connected. I haven’t been abroad since before it was feasible to bring your own devices – pre-smartphone era!

  2. KenH on

    Want to travel but don’t have a lot of money? A hostel is a budget traveler’s best friend. More popular in Europe than in the US, these types of lodgings usually cost no more than 15 to 20 dollars a night. Some hostels will rent out private rooms, but most hostels offer bunk beds in a shared room for extremely discounted prices. Hostels in the US are most frequently used by international visitors and can be a great way to meet interesting people from around the globe. Just be sure to bring your own lock! Most hostels provide a locker for people to lock up their most valuable possessions.

  3. Sarah on

    Thank you for this wonderful article. I travelled from EU to US this summer, and I hadn’t laptop with me, but I had my Sony Xperia smartphone.
    I purchased international sim card from, and it worked fine for me.