By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Being away from family and friends is one of the hardest parts about traveling and living abroad. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to stay in touch with loved ones, making the distance seem somewhat smaller, and through services like Pingo they are becoming more affordable and convenient.

While social media, email and video chatting can work great given a reliable internet connection and the proper hardware, it’s comforting to know you can call someone or be contacted at any time from your home country. This might seem like an expensive . . .

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