Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Avoid Holiday Travel Costs with Virtual Visits

Look Who's Coming to 21st-Century Dinner

National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday interviewed a woman who could not afford airfare to visit family. High fuel prices raise the cost of air and road travel.

Better than a card or phone call:

Use a webcam to virtually visit for almost free.

You might already own the computer, internet connection, and webcam needed to virtually visit distant family (and webcams are cheap now).

You can park the monitor like another seat at the dinner table (fun gimmick).

A large TV display beside the table might feel like another table.

Virtual visiting also can help when little Billy might be bored at Grandma's house but can play with his cousin across the country.

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