All of us who travel and check e-mail on a regular basis have encountered poor connections--or perhaps no connection at all--in remote locations. This can put the kabosh on even the most experience traveler!
Traveling overseas may be even more tenuous. Phone systems in Europe and Asia aren't necessarily up to the standard in North America, so accessing a line to check e-mail may be a bear all the way around.
Here are three tips for remote e-mail:
If these tips don't work, ask for help at the hotel desk. Certainly, travelers with similar needs have set foot in remote locations prior to your visit; hotel personnel should be familiar with alternative suggestions, like a local cybercafe.