||Keep in contact with your family using Skype. All you have to do is download the program, set up your webcam (optional), and keep in touch. Skype offers video chat, instant messaging and the option to buy a calling plan to your home country for a very low price.
||Do you plan on traveling while abroad? Hostelworld allows you to look up hostels, hotels and motels in different locations around the world. You can read visitor’s feedback on places and even compare prices. This site is the fastest way to book accommodations near major attractions.
||This is for the adventurous type! This connects you to a network of travelers and people that are willing to offer you a place to stay for the night or a few nights. Create a personal profile and look for different locations to stay around the world. Best of all-majority of the time it’s FREE! All you have to do is read other people’s profiles and feedback from previous couch surfers, contact them and then the experience is up to you. This site is perfect for meeting locals and going places that many tourists are not informed about.