How I use the Internet while travelling.

How I use the Internet while travelling.

It’s only a week until I go to Australia for the full month and I’m starting to get a bit nervous.

I’ve been scheduling posts in every spare moment I have, which isn’t much, in a hope I can continue daily blogging while I am away.

I use the Internet a lot, both at home and on the go. It’s a bit scary to think how much I rely on it for everyday tasks from telling the time to checking train times.

I’ve been thinking about Australia a lot lately. As obviously it’s quite a big deal for me to leave England for a whole month. It’s very exciting but then all of a sudden, I get this pang in my chest when I remember I’m not going to have unlimited Internet when I’m out and about.

We are renting a house for our time there which luckily comes with wifi. Any downtime I have I’ll be using this for blogging. As well as blogging, I’ll be using the wifi to keep in contact with people in the UK. Facetiming my boyfriend and catching up with my friends on Whatsapp.

I’ll also be using it to plan some trips. I’m going to Melbourne on weekend to see my old housemate who lives there now and I’ll be checking train times and prices online. Can someone tell me how people knew this information before the Internet? It baffles me.

Another thing I’ll be using the Internet for is entertainment. Whether that’s playing games on my phone or watching YouTube.

My Instagram will probably be a bit more active while I’m gone but I am a bit unsure about if I’ll be able to upload Instantly.

I was a bit spoilt in Zante because I was able to use my 4G. It was brilliant because I could use my phone as normal and the coverage was really good. Even on the beach.

Everywhere had wifi, too. I would expect Australia is the same, having business fibre broadband or something similar.

Here are some tips for using the Internet and traveling.

How I use the Internet while travelling.

  • Always check for public hotspots before you pay. Your hotel might offer wifi at a price, but before you pay, check for public hotspots. Even if it is free, public spots might be faster.
  • Turn off your mobile data as soon as you land. You could be incurring Internet charges without even realising thanks to background and push notifications.
  • Write before you connect. If you’re sending a message, email or even updating your blog – write it before so when you connect, you can cut and paste then send the message in a couple of minutes.
  • If you’re going on a day trip somewhere, get any information you need before. Whether that is directions, menus or something else. You can store maps on Google for offline use. Perfect!
  • Look out for cafes and bars with free wifi. There’s loads!
  • Use apps like Wifimapper, which tell you of any Internet connections nearby and if they are free or not.

How do you use the Internet when you travel?

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6 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I like using travelling as an excuse to use the internet less, that break always seems to do something magical for my mind and soul. I’ll check in from time to time and when we went to Berlin it was a lifesaver for getting around, knowing which underground to hop on and off! Try to embrace the switch off as much as possible!

    Sarah 🙂
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  2. October 24, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    When abroad, I always used the hotel Wi-Fi, but I usually don’t bother. I know what I want to see, so there is no point in using the internet.
    You have a very good plan though. 🙂
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  3. October 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Corinne, forget about blogging while you’re in Australia! Live every moment of it please! LOL! I think it’ since to share your travel on IG but blogging? Nope! Take a break! xx
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  4. November 24, 2017 / 1:15 am

    These are great ideas. Here in The US, it can be a bit tricky to use free hotspots because you always have to change your passwords everyday because the lazy people around somehow get your personal info like banking info, credit card info, etc. I hope you have fun while your there, I’d love to pet a baby kangaroo. I like just want to hug one just once. Fun & safe travels!

  5. November 29, 2017 / 7:31 am

    I love going to places with hotspots or free wifi when I travel. I used to visit Starbucks all the time when I was in the US because of the free WIFI!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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