While some friends will be off studying abroad for a semester or two or others may take jobs around the country and travel for work, there are a few easy ways to stay in touch. Keep up with friends and family, no matter how busy the schedule, with this cheat sheet.
Make a Plan
Have a standing catch-up date. Set a plan for a moment in the month, week or even day to have a quick Skype session or phone call. Sure, the schedule may change, but having a standing date or plan to catch up will keep you accountable. If there isn’t truly a convenient time for all parties, have a rotating schedule — it may work well for a couple schedules here and there, and you can switch to be more convenient for the other schedules on the next call.
Get the App
Connecting by text and calls is always the easiest way to stay in the loop, but with varying time zones and individual phone plans, a constant like WhatsApp can help. You can easily call, text, FaceTime and send high-res images just using WiFi alone — a failsafe for those months when you’re running out of data. Get a group chat going and keep the whole crew together, even on the go.
Don’t forget to send invitations. If there’s a big event coming up or a special occasion a traveling friend is bound to miss, still send the invitation. They will feel included and involved in the day to day, as well as big moments. Even as a gesture, it can go a long way.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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