Skyping from Granada
Above the culture shock, language barriers, and cold showers, the hardest part of moving abroad is being away from the ones we love. But being out of town doesn’t have to mean out of touch.
Thankfully, there’s a world full of technology and cool ways to keep us connected when we can’t be there.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Skype – We’ve been Skyped in on a few family gatherings so far and I can’t tell you how cool that is. To be miles away and not feel like you’re missing everything is truly a gift.
- Voxer – Use it as text, talk, or sending pictures. It’s free and simple. Group Vox’s are my fave – I can always count on my Therapy Line ladies or the Family Vox to brighten my day. Listen live or listen later, messages hang out until you’re available and a simple status visibility let’s the sender know if you’ve heard, seen, or read their message so they know whether or not to expect a reply soon. For someone without reliable access to Internet (which is the case for many expats) it’s a pretty helpful feature. Bonus: you can access via web browser which comes in handy should your phone succumb to humidity. (Happened.)
- Sincerely – I’m a big sender of snail mail and presents and it pains me knowing we miss special occasions and the opportunity to shower the ones we love with cards and gifts (at reasonable shipping cost anyway) so we’re big fans of Sincerely apps to handle that for us! Postagram is perfect for a quick ‘wish you were here’ picture postcard (that pops out!), I love Ink for more formal greeting cards, and Sesame covers the gifts. Order straight from your phone within minutes and send anywhere in the US, Canada or Europe. I’ve been a fan long before we left the States and can’t say enough about the ease of use and beautiful quality (and it’s cheap!). The best news? You can try it for free! The lovelies at Sincerely have provided an exclusive promo just for Little Girl, Big World readers! Get 2 Ink Cards or 4 Postagrams right this second – sweet!
How to redeem:
Once in the app, apply promo code LGBW15 via Settings > Apply Promo Code
Choose from awesome designs, add photo’s, text, and send. Simple as that!
Promo Code: LGBW15 is worth 20 credits (good for 2 Ink Cards or 4 Postagrams) It’s limited to 1 use per person and expires 12/31/15.
Now, go, go! You’re going to love it!
(But please come back and tell me what you think!)