Keeping in Touch While Travelling

Man in LondonYou love to travel to exciting places and this year you’ve decided to visit the U.K. No wonder, as there are many things to love here – from scenic views and great architecture to diverse restaurants and attention-grabbing sporting events.

As of February this year, statistics show that there were a whopping 7.3 million visits to the UK. This is higher by 6% compared to 2015.

If you are an occasional international traveller, you always want to communicate with friends and family at home to keep them updated on what’s going on with you. You want to reach them wherever you are at any time of the day. This article will help you do that without spending beyond your budget.

Switch Your Sim Card

Order a SIM card before you travel, so you can easily get in touch with your family and friends – regardless of where you are in 11 European countries. Have no worry. You will only use your new number for the duration of your trip in the U.K. It’s best to buy a pre-paid UK SIM card to avoid costly calls, texts or internet connection. You can update your Facebook status, use Google Maps and post wonderful photos on Instagram in no time.

Look for Free Wi-Fi

As long as you are in a hotspot, you can enjoy 24/7 connectivity for free. Fortunately, the country has many hotels offering free, speedy internet connection.

According to, “Finding Wi-Fi in small inns, B&Bs, vacation rentals, and gites can be more problematic. If you're planning on staying in a place without Wi-Fi, you often have to rely on some other approach to keep in touch. By using free Wi-Fi, you can still bring along your mobile phone for emergencies (if it is GSM-enabled), and your cost risk is low.”

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Do not let distance and money prevent you from staying in touch with those you love. By arming yourself with the right information, you can make wise and budget-friendly decisions.