On my first backpacking trip eight years ago, calling home was an ordeal. It meant seeking out European internet cafes and squeezing into tiny booths for a crackly chat with Mum and Dad. I’d calculate how many pints of Leffe I could have bought with the money spent on those twenty staticky minutes of “things are sssssssss on this end, we were thinking of ssssssssss this weekend.”
Thankfully, things have changed.
Now, staying in touch when you go overseas is easy, economical, and clear. Here are six affordable ways to call home from abroad.