Suitcases? Check! Wallet? Check! Money? Check! Plane ticket? Check! Internet? Uhhhhh.
Once again another trip without consistent wifi. Today, wifi is magical. We can call, text, video chat, blog, ect just through wifi. So, we can see why we like to have hotels with free wifi. Hence why they advertise it on their website. However, you’ll be outside the hotel most of the day. How can you still stay connected? Most people will say you have to enjoy the country with your eyes, which is true. Since Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram started getting bigger, places started to provide free wifi for tourist to connect to. Here are great ways to find wifi connections outside your country.
The first way is sightseeing tours. River cruises and tour buses usually run for about 1 hour when listening to the tour. Before you buy that ticket, check if they have wifi. Good companies usually makes that their main selling points. Tickets would be about 25 bucks for this tour. Keep in mind, you get the benefits of sitting and relaxing, sightseeing, and wifi. Sometimes they sell you a 24 hour ticket so you can hop back on. Not bad but there are cheaper options.
Dining out is the best way to get free wifi. Enjoy some delicious dishes and post on Instagram to make everyone jealous. Catch up on the latest updates while enjoying a kebab. This applies to mostly cafes, dine in spots, or nice bars. Don’t be scared to ask for the password either. Most of the time they will tell you if you ask kindly. The worst thing they can do is say no. Great deal for a nice meal that cost you about $13.
Shopping centers or certain retail store is a free way to gain access to wifi. Want to get some shopping done while traveling? Perfect time to brag to your friends that you are shopping across the world by Instagram. Try stores like Gucci, MAC, or sometimes the mall itself for free internet. Don’t worry, the connection is so good that you don’t need to enter the store unless you feel like splurging.
Metro stations started providing free wifi. Makes sense for travelers that are confused about the map or give you some time to kill while waiting for the next tram. Some trains, trams, and buses have internet. Don’t for get to purchase a 24 hour pass for unlimited transportation.
Lastly, my least favorite option is data roaming. Some cellular plans offer free international data and text. It’s a great idea to contact your provider to see if you have this access. It maybe only 2G but free is free.