As a travel writer who needs to have internet access almost continuously for work, I have struggled in many areas to get a solid connection or any connection, at times. When I went to Europe four years ago, I was jumping around countries for about three weeks. There were times where I could not get internet for the life of me. Fast forward two years and I was about to head off on my second journey through Europe. Only this time, I had a lot more commitments with work and school while traveling. I had to have a reliable internet connection the entire length of my trip and I could not leave and hope for the best.
In comes Skyroam to save the day – or my trip rather. So what is Skyroam? It’s a global WiFi hotspot that allows you to connect up to 5 devices in over 120 countries around the world. I found this to be the easiest and smoothest transition for me to have internet abroad. Once I registered the device I wanted internet on, it stayed connected (until the 24 hour day pass ran out). I added my phone and my laptop to the device so I could snapchat and use Instagram while touring and then to be able to do work from my laptop at the end of each day.
On my first trip using Skyroam I was traveling with Rail Europe for eight days and spent some time either each day or every other day on a train getting to my next destination. I went to four countries, France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Even when I crossed country lines, the Skyroam would update to the new country and keep me connected. I didn’t have to do anything – the device was smart enough to update itself.
It has been almost 2 years now since I started using Skyroam and here are all the places it has gone with me:
- St. Lucia
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- Sri Lanka
When I first started using Skyroam they were a new company and have expanded so much. I had their original pocket device but now they offer the Skyroam Solis. This upgraded device is better than ever offering WiFi 4G LTE & it is a power bank. There is a USB cord to charge electronics AND the solis stays charged for about 16 hours. The device is very light weight, easy to pack and mostly convenient for your WiFi needs.
I can’t imagine traveling without Skyroam now – it has revolutionized the way I travel. Having this pocket sized device that allows me to be connected in over 120 countries while traveling, gives me peace of mind that I can be in touch back home and that my work can still get done when I am abroad. If you travel abroad, Skyroam is a must!
Here are some of the places I have been and was able to use Skyroam!
*This post is written in collaboration with Skyroam. As always, opinions are entirely my own.
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