sharing your mobile connection

5 Ways to Share Your Mobile Data Connection

Over the years, we've become reliant on a decent Internet connection when we travel. When we first hit the road over ten years ago, personal Internet was a rare luxury. It was always welcome but getting it outside of Internet cafes and hotel lobbies wasn't often possible. These days, it's available almost everywhere and because of our jobs, it's also mandatory. Now that we travel with a Tablet, 2 iPhones and a couple laptops, we've found the need to share that Internet connection to be just as important. That being said, creating our own Mobile Hotspot is one of the first things we do when we get to a new location and a decent WiFi signal can't be found. In case you're like us, here's a list of products and ideas to help share your mobile data connection while you're on the road.
Magic Jack

25 Free Must Have iPhone Travel Apps

As travel bloggers, we use our iPhones constantly to find hotels and apartments, book airfares, get directions, select restaurants, phone home and share photos. Check out our list of free, must have travel apps to make life on the road that much easier.
Old Fashioned Phone

How to Call Home While on the Road

One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They're generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you're doing your own thing on the other side of the planet. Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they're doing well however that's a little one sided and frankly, so 1880. Let's kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here's a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.
Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

12 Travel Tips For Making the Most of your Smartphone on the Road

We're thrilled to have David Elias give us a cheeky and insightful look into traveling with a smartphone. David gives us a few observations to help make the most out of traveling with a compact marvel of modern technology, from the dangers of mirrored screen covers and airport scanners, to managing the constant presence of technology in our travels.

Five Best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Most kids love to draw and paint. While nothing beats the feeling of being elbow deep in finger paint, the digital equivalent is sometimes just easier. This is especially true when we travel, since a tablet or smart phone is faster to set up, quicker to clean and the kids usually enjoy it just as much as the real thing. Our daughter (who's turning four soon) loves to draw and paint, so we've reviewed her five favorite drawing or painting apps for the iPad. We've used each app and all five are currently on our tablet. Some of the apps are also available on the iPhone and iPod, but these reviews are strictly for the iPad versions. She uses and loves all of these apps (and so do we!).