I’m actually writing this post from thousands of feet in the sky. One thing that is great about traveling is it gives me time to do nothing but think, read, or in this case write. I usually find myself traveling alone when traveling for blogging business. This of course means I have to leave the family and kids behind.
Since I was introduced to Skype it has made the distance just a little bit shorter. Or at least it appears so. When it is time to say good night to the kids I can do so in person calling them through Skype. Me sitting in my hotel room and the three of them all crowded around the computer via for my attention just as if I was home. My daughter just LOVES the idea and gets giddy and silly when she sees me on the screen.
I had entertained the idea of calling them while I was on the plane however two things kept me from doing so. One, I honestly didn’t want to carry on a conversation with a hundred passengers surrounding me and more importantly the plane I happen to be on does not have internet connection making the thought short of reality.
Since setting up Skype on both my home computer and phone I have found several uses for it. One I mentioned last month was the ability to call the kids from anywhere to check up on them. Whether it be from work, while on an errand, or as I mentioned above while traveling. This really gives me a peace of mind and they seem to enjoy it. I will sometimes step away from my desk and give them a ring on Skype just to say Hi and see their smiling goofy faces.
I also anticipate using Skype when the family and I take a vacation together. Honey just loves the ability to call and see people on the phone and computer. I think she would LOVE to call her grandmother and be able to tell her in her animated way what fun she is having.
Technology and traveling have come along way, and as a pair have grown in leaps and bounds. (I say this as I sit here on the plane with the ability to watch over 100 channels on DirecTV – if I choose to pay).
How has technology changed the way you communicate when you travel?
Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Skype. I received Skype credits to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure .