If you’re planning an epic journey across Europe, you might be looking forward to that sense of freedom as you leave family and friends behind. However, whether you’re Mum’s asking for regular updates or you’re wanting to keep tabs on all of the gossip back home, it’s important that you know the best ways of keeping in touch whilst you’re enjoying your adventure.
Here are a few ideas as to how you can keep in touch with loved ones whilst travelling:
Adopt a Mailing List
Just like you hear from your favourite shops on a regular basis, your friends and family can hear from you as often as you like. Create a mailing list of your family and friends so you can combine all of your communications into one email. Services like Mail Chimp are great for doing this and allow you to store your addresses with ease, firing off those emails whenever you wish. You can even personalise each message with the recipient’s name, so it’s not as obvious that you’re sending a bulk email to everyone (unless they discuss it amongst themselves!).
And don’t forget that there are companies like Parcel2go who will help you to send parcels to your loved ones if you’re going to miss their birthdays or an important occasion.
Use Innovative Apps
Thankfully, in this modern age, there are a number of apps that can help you to stay connected with your loved ones. So, make sure you’ve downloaded all of the latest versions before you head off on your travels. The great thing is, a lot of them can be used when you get free Wi-Fi so staying in touch need not cost you a penny.
Why not try things like WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts?
Have a Communication Schedule
It might seem a little too organised, especially if you’re not travelling to any particular schedule, but having a communication plan in place will help you to make sure everyone’s contacted regularly. When you’re travelling around and having the time of your life, it can be easy to forget everyone back at home. But it’s important to remember that Gran is sat at home waiting for your next update.
So, put together a communication schedule that reminds you when it’s time to get in touch with those back at home. And if you do miss a scheduled call, be sure to reassure them that you’ll call again when you’re free.