Intelligent Traveler: Tip of the Week

FaceTime and Skype are two great video-calling alternatives to costly international phone calls.  This simple service that allows users to chat, talk, or video chat over the internet, via your smart phone or computer. Best of all, Skype-to-Skype or FaceTime-to-FaceTime calls are free, though there may be a small fee to call a landline or mobile number.

And to avoid high rates for receiving voicemails and text messages while abroad, don’t forget to turn off international roaming on your phone before you arrive to avoid any unpleasant bills when you get home.

How do you communicate with friends and family while traveling?