We’re giving up our phones for a week and then we’re throwing a big party

For the next seven days, we’re giving up our phones. Seriously.
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What’s your favorite way to communicate when you’re away? Here’s ours

You can never be close enough to one of these. / Photo by Paul McCord - Flickr
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been on the road a lot lately. I’m traveling across the country with my family and we’re documenting every moment of the trip on our family travel blog, Away is Home. Staying in touch with the ranch back in Winter Springs, Fla., can be a challenge, it turns out.
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Hey travelers, who owns your Internet phone call? Hint: it may not be you

skypeInternet-based telephony services like Skype and Google Voice are a lifesaver for travelers, who can make reliable and inexpensive voice and video calls from almost anywhere on the planet. But who actually owns the data from these calls?

You? The person you’re phoning? Or the company that’s hosting the call?

That’s a question raised by Cleo Paskal, a fellow travel writer, after Skype changed its End User License Agreement (EULA).
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