Wendy Cardona travels solo around the US for work – and around the world for pleasure.
A travel blogger and traveling operating room nurse, Cardona says setting out on her own fosters a good relationship with the person who matters most in her life: herself. “Traveling alone helps me feel independent, confident, and in touch with my intuition,” she says.
As a Spanish speaker, she feels comfortable straying off the beaten path in Latin America, her go-to destination. Thanks to
As the world continues to reopen, more and more people are packing their bags and heading out of town – and often out of the country. Among today’s eager adventurers, many are going alone and seeking out foreign destinations. With Pixel’s reliable, long-life battery, excellent camera, and live translation, traveling by yourself can be easier, more adventurous, and a lot more fun.
Once you leave your hotel or hostel, you might wonder how much time you have until you need to find a power source. Pixel’s
“As a blogger, photos are so important,” she says. “My Pixel 7 takes great panoramic photos, and
One of the biggest challenges on the road may be an unfamiliar language. When solo travel enthusiast Linton Atlas was trekking around the Peloponnese peninsula south of Athens, he found himself staring down a restaurant menu that was, literally, Greek to him. The Australian pulled out his
“I use Translate a lot. I’m a bit shy when it comes to asking people stuff, so I do everything I can to be independent,” Linton says. Live Translate helps him interact with the world in a way that once required hiring a translator, and Google Fi ensures he stays connected.
Live Translate facilitates real-time conversations in English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, simplified and traditional Mandarin, Hindi, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Korean, Thai, and Turkish. And the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro give your wanderlust even freer rein by adding Danish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Romanian, Arabic, and Persian to the Live Translate languages.
Michelle Paris, a healthcare professional in Austin, says traveling alone increases self-knowledge. “You get to figure out who you are, based on the choices you make. Am I someone who really goes to three museums a day?” One of her current choices is prioritizing health, and her smartwatch feels like a portable personal trainer on her wrist.
On a recent trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, she tracked her steps on her watch while hiking at 5:30 a.m. “I can also track my blood oxygen level and my heart rate, and during the day, it reminds me to take breaks to meditate. I like that it tracks all kinds of biometrics, like sleep hours,” she says.5
Having your Pixel and Pixel Watch with you makes solo travel easier and more fun, and you can count on reliable coverage from
Pixel helps give you the freedom to roam as far as you desire, whether you leave your work behind or not.
For “over 24 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 31 hours. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For “Up to 72 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For both claims: Battery testing conducted in California in mid 2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the “up to 72 hours” claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Hotspot tethering counts towards your monthly data usage. On Simply Unlimited, you can use up to 5GB of hotspot tethering.