Guest Post: Travel Writer – Jacki Laulainen
I have four spaces on the main app bar on my iPhone, meant for my most prized, most used apps. There are over 120 apps on my phone, but those special four are Phone, Safari, Messages, and Voxer.
Voxer is my favorite option of communicating with my friends and family and has been for a couple of years now. I travel internationally quite frequently, and as it is I don’t live in the same place as any of my best friends. I don’t get to see them regularly in any sense of the word, so we use Voxer to keep our communication fresh, whether I am in the country or not.
Yes, we still believe in phone calls. But you know what? The convenience of Voxer beats that of a phone call. I can open my Voxer app, talk to my friends and carry on voice conversations that fit our busy schedules. If we were depending on phone calls to keep our communication up, it just wouldn’t happen. In fact, I’ve been there, and sadly, it doesn’t happen. Voxer has given us an opportunity to share things with each other throughout the day, no matter if the other person is available at the moment or not.
As a traveler, I especially love the fact that it functions on WiFi. This allows me to continue to use it while I’m overseas without access to my data plan.
I recommend Voxer on my travel blog all the time, because it really is a major element of my daily communications. If you haven’t tried it, get it, and get your friends to download it. You will be doing yourselves and your friendships a favor.
Jackie Laulainen is a Travel Blogger and Podcaster at www.TheBudgetMindedTraveler.com. She also writes for Yahoo Travel. She began traveling internationally in 2003 and has turned her passion into inspiring and equipping others to travel the world as well, on a budget. She is the Author of The Aspiring Traveler’s Handbook, a preparation guide to international travel, which is available both on her website and for Kindle on Amazon. When she’s not traveling the world, she can be found enjoying her wild and beautiful backyard in Bozeman, Montana.