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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Traveling the World with Verizon #VZWBUZZ #Connectedlife

Disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador. I received no compensation for this post. 

In our house we love traveling. Whether it be for business, blogging or just pleasure, we travel almost every month. A lot of that travel also includes international travel. And that's where Verizon comes in and makes it easy for me to travel and share.

Two years ago, we headed off to Europe. Of course, I wanted to over share everything like I do. I was not sure if I would be able to use my phone because of the cost involved. I did not want to just take pictures then head back to the hotel and download them and then share either. I only took my tablet so that would have been a pain to do.

I knew I could use wi-fi in some places but even using wi-fi is not always the way to go because many restaurants and attractions do not have access to wi-fi. Luckily, I investigated the international data plan that Verizon offered.

The Verizon Global Plan was a really good deal for me. I was traveling to England, France and then Spain. All the countries were covered under the plan. I had to renew the data a few times but that was because I was taking pictures all over the place. But for $25 per 100MB, it was well worth it.

We traveled to England first then I ran out of data in Paris. I added another 100MB and used a lot of it in France. By the time I got to Spain, I had added another 100MB for a total of $75. With just $75, I was able to share photos in 3 countries, 4 cities and I was a happy camper. I loved being able to share my pictures with family and friends.

Signing up for the Global Data Plan is easy. I made one phone and was signed up in minutes.

* The $25/100MB global data plan will be back-dated to the start of your current billing cycle.
* The $25/100MB global data plan will be removed at the end of the billing cycle, and the Pay as You Go global data plan will be re-added.
* If your travel continues beyond your billing cycle date, you will receive another request to add the $25/100MB global data plan. To re-add the $25/100MB global data plan, you must reply ‘YES’ to the new message request.

Now the Global Data Plan is not in all countries though. You have to go on the site and ind the list of countries. I recently went to Mexico and signed up again because I was not sure if the resort wi-fi would work all the time. It worked well so I did not use up all my data but I used about half of it. When I traveled to Costa Rica, the data plan was not available not because of Verizon but because of Costa Rican regulations. Luckily, I was staying with my mother who had wi-fi at her house so I was still able to over share everything I was doing.

Since I travel so much, I am glad that Verizon has a plan that is affordable and extensive. I cannot imagine having gone to Europe without having access to data. I would have missed sharing so many great moments like seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time, visiting Buckingham Palace and hanging out at the Prado Museum in Madrid.

If you travel a lot, check out this great Verizon Global Data Plan. It will save you a lot of money and you can also share your memories with your friends and family.


  1. Really fun photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. i went to paris 31 years ago..i was shocked at how small the Mona Lisa really was..

  3. There's not much chance of me doing much traveling - I am the caregiver for my Mom and brother - but it's good to know that Verizon has this cool Global plan. I do have a friend that travels all over, I'll tell him about this. PS - your pix are AWESOME!!!! Vive la France!

  4. Really cute photos! I like to know that Verizon has this plan and it is a great plan to know about, especially when traveling.

  5. Great photos! I will tell my daughter about this...she is going to Oktoberfest in Germany this year

  6. It looks like you had a blast! Your photos look fun! We used to travel a lot when our son was younger, thinking we should plan a trip soon! :)

  7. It's been almost 40 years since I was in Paris. No such thing as cell phones then.

    slehan at juno dot com

  8. The Sherlock Holmes Museum looks amazing. It looks like you both had so much fun.