Travel Tips: Phones &Technology

Staying in Touch Without a Mobile Device If you prefer to travel without a mobile device, you can stay in touch using public telephones and computers. Landline Telephones You can make phone calls from your hotel, public phones, and call shops. Phones in your hotel room can be great for local calls and for calls using cheap international phone cards (described below). Otherwise, they can be an almost criminal rip-off. Most hotels charge a fee for placing local and “toll-free” calls as well as long-distance and international calls — always…

PRACTICAL TIPS FROM YEARS OF TRAVELING THE WORLD

1. Being a solo traveler does not mean that you are lonely. One of the most frequent questions I receive is “are you lonely travelling alone?” This is a natural assumption; before they visited, even my parents envisioned my sitting alone and singing myself to sleep. But when they met me in Bangkok, they quickly realized there was a vibrant community of journalists and writers and photographers and almost instantly, I had a group of friends. The nature of travel is that it intensifies human experiences, transcending social rules that would apply at home.…