Tip: Consider buying local prepaid SIM cards at your destination instead, whether you’re a frequent traveller or not. At a small price, you will enjoy a stable connection and secure network. Most service providers do provide affordable roaming data packages as well. This would be a good option for those who would prefer a fuss-free solution.
Alternatively, check if your hotel or serviced apartment has a free smartphone that will allow you to get internet access and set up your own hotspot anywhere you go.
5. Keep digital copies of your important documents
Always travelling with loose sheets? Back up these important papers before you fly to put your mind at ease. It will also come in handy if you need to have your documents replaced overseas, making the process much smoother and simpler.
Tip: Take photos of your documents and upload them to cloud-based services such as Dropbox or Google Drive. These are relatively safe and secure storage providers that are accessible worldwide and have strong customer support for data recovery. To get high-resolution images that can be printed later on, use an app such as Camscanner.
For extra security, you can add in password protection under the Link Settings for every folder in Dropbox. For alternate access and safekeeping, you could choose to share the link to your folders with your family members.
However, if you prefer to restrict access, you can always go back to basics and save your documents on a good ol’ thumb drive.
Travel smart and safe on your next trip with our handy guide. Share with us in the comments below if you know of any other great recommendations or check out more tips and tricks.