Roving Sun

A blog about our travels, both far and near.

Travel Tools

Google Fi – Google’s T-Mobile based MVNO. The lowest tier Flexible plan offers US domestic and international service with data at $10/GB. The highest tier Unlimited Plus tier includes unlimited domestic and international service including data. There are a few downsides. The pricing is often higher than other local SIM or international eSIM options that are available these days, but it does offer the convenience of more or less working right away when you land. Google has also started cracking down on long term international usage. Anything over a month runs the risk of having your service terminated or at least paused until you return to the US.


SmugMug – A paid photo hosting service. It’s been around since 2002 and isn’t going anywhere. Highly customizable and great for sharing large amounts of photography.