Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day at home or on the road, we at Drive for Dot have compiled five tips for staying connected with your family when you are away.

  1. Get social. Social media is a great way to broadcast updates on where you are, what you are doing, and to stay connected to a lot of people at once. Many social media apps like Facebook and Snapchat also offer text and video chat options.
  2. Find the free Wi-Fi. Use an app like OpenSignal to find fast Wi-Fi wherever you are. Wi-Fi will save your data plan and often be a better connection for video calls.
  3. Make it face-to-face. FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, and other online tools allow for a face-to-face conversation away from home.
  4. Schedule it. Set a regular time that you will connect with your family and stick to it. Just like your truck needs maintenance, relationships need regular tune-ups, too.
  5. Send a postcard. Paper mail is less and less common, so a personal handwritten note from afar is especially meaningful.

How do you stay connected when you are away? We want to hear from you!