Last Updated on: 30th April 2024, 10:41 am

Traveling is a great thing to do, and although there will be some people who choose not to stay connected while they’re away (and there’s nothing wrong with that decision), there are many others who want to stay in touch with their loved ones at home. It’s fun to send back photos and funny messages about things you’ve seen or done, and it’s great to use social media to update your followers about your adventures. Plus, if you’re a travel blogger (or you just like blogging about your life in general) or vlogger, how are you going to do your writing if you’re not able to stay connected and get online?

The issue is, of course, exactly that – how can you stay connected? How can you be sure you’ll be able to use the internet in the way you want to and do all the things you want to do? It’s usually not too much of an issue as long as you prepare in advance, and with that in mind, keep reading to find out what you should do.

Main Topics of How To Stay Connected When You’re Traveling 

Choose The Right Tools

Before you get started on your literal journey, it’s wise to work out which tools you’re going to take with you and use while you’re away, and then you can make sure you’ve got everything with you. It’s far easier to take your own things, the things you’re familiar with and have experience of using, with you than it is to buy more while you’re away, not to mention it’s a lot less expensive too! So what is it you’ll need?

Although it’s going to be different for everyone, depending on how they want to stay connected, one useful tool that most people will want with them is a smartphone. With so many apps, you’re sure to be able to find one that suits your budget and works in whatever country (or countries) you’re traveling to, and in that way, you can keep in touch with everyone. With your Smartphone you can also phone, send texts and emails and update social media (although with all of these things, make sure you’re not going to be paying a fortune for the privilege), so you’ve got plenty of choice.

Invest In A Reliable Data Plan

Having access to mobile data is vital for staying connected on the go, but there are lots of different options, and if you wait until you arrive in your destination, you might not be able to get the best deals. That’s why it’s worth checking the best options out before you leave home and make sure you’ve got it all set up and ready to go – in that way, you’ll save time and probably money and you won’t have to settle for a less-than-perfect plan.

You’ll need to look out for things like the coverage offered and the data allowance the plan gives you, and to really make the most of things, you might also want a local SIM card so that you can keep in touch in the easiest and most cost-effective way.


One of the best ways to stay connected while you’re away but also ensure privacy and security while you’re doing it is a free VPN for Mac or whatever other platform or machine you might be using. A VPN will protect your data through encryption, so your personal information will stay safe even if you have to use public wifi – hackers and thieves just won’t be able to access it.

There are other benefits to using a VPN while you’re traveling too, and one of them is that you can bypass any country restrictions. Certain websites and online services might only be fully accessible from certain locations, and when you’re using a VPN, you can choose your location, meaning everything will be open to you – you can stay in touch because you’ll always be able to use your favorite websites and social media apps, no matter where you are.

Charge Everything

It might sound like it doesn’t really need saying, but it’s amazing how many people pack their devices but forget to pack chargers to go with them. If you want to be able to connect with people no matter where you are, it won’t matter what measures you’ve put in place if your battery has run out!

As well as remembering to pack your chargers (and use them!), it’s worthwhile investing in one or two portable power banks as well, so you can charge on the go. In that way, you’ll always have enough battery to do whatever you want to do while you’re traveling.

Violeta Matei