VPNs for Travel: Why You Need It & How to Set it Up

A VPN is a service that lets you connect to the internet abroad through a private connection.

If you are a frequent traveller, a digital nomad, or if you are going on a big journey, then it’s a great idea to subscribe to a VPN service.

What’s a VPN?

A VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is a service that essentially digs a little tunnel through the internet that’s fully encrypted and only for you.

You can then ‘pop out’ of that tunnel in different locations around the world, making it seem like you’re connecting from that other location.

There are three huge advantages to using a VPN:

  1. Your internet connections on the road become way more secure with a VPN
  2. It lets you unblock sites that are normally unavailable in your location abroad
  3. It lets you view sites in your local version you know from home, instead of the Portuguese / Russian / Thai / whatever version you get when abroad. (This saves a lot of frustration.)

As an example, you might access the internet in…

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