USING YOUR CELL PHONE IN EUROPE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Using Your Cell Phone in Europe-The Ultimate Guide
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

UPDATED WITH EU ROAMING RULES IMPLEMENTED JUNE 2017. Are you overwhelmed with what to do with your cell phone in Europe on your upcoming trip? Should you keep your U.S. carrier or get a SIM card? Should you get a local or global SIM card? If you’re renting a car, should you get GPS? You’ve heard about offline maps, but..

BEST INTERNATIONAL CELL PHONE PLAN FOR TRAVELING IN EUROPE

Best International Cell Plan for Traveling Europe
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

Using your cell phone abroad always meant expensive roaming charges, but some U.S. cell service providers are now offering competitive international plans. The charts below summarizes the best international cell phone plan of the big four providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) plus Google’s Project Fi and will help you decide whether you should stick with your current plan or..

HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR CELL PHONE WHEN YOU TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY

How to Unlock Your Cell Phone
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

You’ve probably heard that you can save money using your cell phone when you travel abroad by changing your SIM card. But your phone must be unlocked to change your SIM card. Unlocking your cell phone can be easier than you think, especially if you have Verizon. Your ability to change your SIM card depends on your cell phone and..

14 TIPS TO REDUCE DATA USAGE WHEN YOU TRAVEL

14 Tips for Reduce Data Usage When You Travel
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

If you have an upcoming trip outside the country, you’ve probably realized that using data while abroad can be pricey. This article will help you understand how much data you typically use and then provide 14 helpful tips to reduce data usage when you travel. Before deciding that you need to reduce your data use, it’s helpful to get a rough..

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SIM CARD FOR EUROPE

How to Choose the Best SIM Card for Europe
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

UPDATED WITH NEW EU ROAMING RULES IMPLEMENTED JUNE 2017.  If you have an upcoming trip and are trying to figure out what’s best SIM card for Europe, read this guide!  And if you’re not sure what a SIM card even is, click here to learn more. There are two types of SIM cards.  Each country has its own “local” SIM cards..

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GPS FOR EUROPE: GPS OR SMARTPHONE?

Ultimate Guide to GPS for Europe
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

You’ll be driving on an upcoming trip to Europe and don’t want to rely on paper maps. This guide to GPS for Europe is your answer! It walks you through whether to use your smartphone, in-car GPS or a portable dedicated GPS device, including the pros and cons of each and what each means for your cellular data, memory and..

FIND THE BEST INTERNATIONAL CALLING APP: AN IN-DEPTH COMPARISON

Best International Calling App
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

You’re traveling abroad and want to make sure you’re using the best international calling app for your needs. This article will compare the top contenders: FaceTime/iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Voice and Facebook Messenger, and give you the pros and cons of each (including a handy comparison chart), so you can make the right choice. Calling Facebook Messenger offers video and..

USING OFFLINE MAPS IN EUROPE: IS IT FOR YOU?

Using Offline Maps for Europe
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

Are you planning to use your smartphone’s navigation system on an upcoming trip and can’t decide whether to rely on offline maps? This guide is for you! It walks you through the difference between online and offline maps, the pros and cons of each and whether using offline maps is for you! Travelers have traditionally needed large amounts of data..

HOW TO USE OFFLINE MAPS & A TOP 5 MAP APP COMPARISON

How to Use Offline Maps & A Top 5 Map App Comparison
Katy Ward March 29, 2017

There are a growing number of apps offering offline maps. The apps require you to download a map and then the app uses GPS, which is available offline, to chart your moves. To learn more about how to use offline maps and how they compare to online maps, click here. There are also paid apps for offline maps such as..