Monday, October 3, 2011 20:09
Tip Numero Uno: Be Savvy.
For all you fellow Canadians out there, I’m sure you can relate to the pain you experience when you receive a phone bill after spending time in the US.
You see it there on the table and it’s stands out like a glaring beacon…Yup, it’s your dreaded cell phone bill and your stomach lurks and your eyes wince as you slowly begin to open it.
Before Alexandra and I found out about Roam Mobility, our cell phone bills were shockingly HUGE. It should be illegal to charge that much for cell service outside of the Country, but the unfortunate truth of the situation is that we were often spending upwards of $700-$1000 per month on our personal cell phone bills.
That’s just plain ridiculous and this explains why the day we discovered Roam Mobility will always go down in the history books for us! (It was March 15, 2012)
With Roam Mobility, we can keep our Canadian phone numbers and leave a message that directs people to call our Roam Mobility numbers when we’re in the US.
The best thing about Roam Mobility is that it’s affordable AND we get unlimited talk and text in the US and Canada plus more than enough data for only $99/month.
Making this switch to Roam Mobility has drastically cut down on our expenses and now we’re able to do more and enjoy more of the things we love when we’re on the road!
Tip Numba 2: Meet Liberty – She’s your new best friend.
Ok, if you’re a business traveler who dreads connecting to the super slow (and often unreliable) hotel internet or a Facebook junky who just has to upload your travel pics asap, then this tip is for YOU!
The Roam Mobility Liberty Hotspot is seriously HOT and it’s the perfect option if you want to get online from virtually anywhere when you’re on the road.
It’s on a 4G network which allows you to get your work done fast no matter where we are. If there’s cell phone reception, the Liberty Hot Spot works. That means that you can easily work in planes, trains and automobiles. Or if your’e like us, you can work on the beach, in coffee shops or basically any place your little heart desires
Tip #3: Make A Plan.
Whether you’re on a road trip or you’re visiting a city for business, knowing the “it” spots and the “must do’s” is KEY to your playful success. I absolutely LOVE being able to use my phone to search for yummy restaurants, hip clubs and entertaining day activities without being worried about how these searches are going to make a dent in my pocket book.
The first thing I do when I arrive in a city is check out review sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor. I get a feel for what my options in the area are and then I start to formulate a plan.
Of course things come up and my plans sometimes change, but it’s easy to figure what I’m going to do and where I’m going when I’m connected 24/7.
Tip Number 4: Take Time To Smell The Flowers & Snap Some Pics.
One of the things I absolutely love about road trips is the awesome scenery and new territories I encounter along the way.
I usually give myself an extra hour of travel time so that I’m not rushed. This way, I can pull over on the side of the road, stop at little cafes or take refreshing walks without worrying about my timetable.
I also make it a habit to take fun pics along the way with my iphone Instagram app. Before I would wait to share them online, but now that I have affordable data with Roam Mobility, I can tweet and upload them to Facebook along the way!
Tip Numero Cinco: Tell Your Mom You Love Her!
You might be wondering how this last tip will make your life on the road more productive and enjoyable so let me explain….
For the most part, life on the road is full of adventure, fun and success (a surprising combo for most people, but it’s true!) but nothing compares to that good ‘ol feeling of being at home.
Touching base with your parents, families, friends and colleagues when you’re on the road puts a smile on their face AND on yours. Before I switched to Roam Mobility, I would go weeks at a time without talking to people back home because I knew it would cost me an arm and a leg.
Now I can text, talk or send quick little emails to say hi and let the people who matter most in my life know that I’m thinking of them. This eases my mind and reduces my stress which ultimately helps me to get more done!
Source : http://www.roammobility.com/blog/5-ways-to-stay-productive-on-a-road-trip/