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.
The way Skyroam works is that you get a day pass that is good for a 24 hour cycle. Once the cycle is up, you can load another day pass if you are still traveling or wait until you are traveling again. This is a huge benefit on your wallet as you know up front what the costs are and you only pay per day for an unlimited connection. Day passes on the Skyroam are as low as $8.00 USD. I have to spend more than that in a cafe in Europe to use their WiFi, assuming it even works. I kept the device in my purse and it kept my phone online all 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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