My husband and I are coming to the US for the first time in 4 weeks. This will take us so much out of our comfort zone you would not believe!!!!! We are retired and not very technological. We are spending 6 weeks travelling through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Most of this time will be spent searching out live music - especially BLUES music, my husband's passion. To plan our trip as we go along we intend to bring a laptop. We are on a very tight budget and thought booking accommodation ahead, checking admission fees, etc would save us money. We are used to using wifi in the UK but - this will sound incredibly stupid - do we need any special equipment to e-mail and use skype to the UK from the US and e-mail within the US? Also, will my husband's Blackberry Curve phone work? I have a very basic pay as you go Orange network phone; will this work or do I need something special?
As you can guess, this trip is beyond our previous experience and, although we are very excited, we are just a bit anxious.
Any advice anyone can give us will be VERY much appreciated.