this is like saying before buses and subways were invented, we never had to worry that they were down. internet is ubiquitous in our lives that i expect it to be available in most places i visit.Funny, before internet I never worried about it. Had a great time anyway. That said it's a nice way to keep in touch.
Or the western Catskills. All horizons average a quarter mile away in the "wrinkled" terrain of foothills to this mountain range, so cellular use is a challenge, (aka per optimistic carriers), "spotty coverage". Likewise broadband or even DSL in some of the rural stretches. When you come here for a vacation, you can really get one.
Not quite, and not only in the Catskills and West Texas, and the Welsh mountains.You will find internet enough in most places — unless you are in the middle of the Sahara or deep in the Amazon… and even then satellite links should be available.
Do not worry about it what so ever.
Exactly. That said, I do try and greatly reduce my internet usage during vacations, and concentrate on spending the time with whoever I'm with.The internet is enormously helpful for navigation, restaurant reviews, translation, communicating with friends and family back home, finding out when places are open or closed, etc.
I haven't been on a cruise without internet in at least 10 years, maybe longer then that, though I seldom use it, or pay for it if they aren't giving it to me for free. Depending on the cruise location, with the exception of a cross atlantic or California to Hawaii, you are usually at port at least every other day, and my phone gets me internet and texting for free everywhere but Cuba, so I turn it on, verify the little dogs haven't hurt the big dogs, house is still standing and all the family is good, post some picture that makes everyone at work mad at me for a few hours and enjoy my vacation. To the OP (actually anyone) what do you use the internet for on your vacation? In Tanzania, we had a real slow internet 15 years ago, and every 3 days or so, I would send an email saying Lion tried to come in tent and eat me, but we are still having fun. And I would get updates on how everyone was doing, but if I didn't have it, I would have had just as much fun, and saved the $5 for 30 minutes I paid 4 or 5 times on the trip. The funny thing is 20 years ago I started taking vacations outside the country, because its the only way my company wouldn't call me on vacation and ask for help (though they are much better at it now), now they could actually get in touch with me, but they are properly trained and don't really try.It's one of the reasons I don't want to take a cruise.