Before I began traveling full-time, I didn’t know what a VPN was or how it worked. Now, I use a VPN while traveling on the road as well as at home. A VPN is a virtual tunnel that connects you to the internet.
This is how I explain it: A complete guide on using a VPN to travel!
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a private connection that connects your computer to any website or app. You can set up a VPN to change your IP address, encrypt your data and access other apps that may not be available.
It protects all your internet traffic including voice calls, emails, videos, music, and videos.
What are the Best Times to Use It?
A VPN can be used for many reasons, both at home and abroad. VPNs add an extra layer to your computer’s security.
You can connect to Wi-Fi networks that are either semi-public or public while you travel. These networks may be found at airports, hotels and cafes as well as train stations. Anybody can possibly access your unencrypted data from the same network. Goodbye passwords and credit card numbers.
VPNs are essentially private networks that you only have access to. There is no risk of data theft or breach.
VPNs can also bypass service restrictions and censorship. To restrict access to sites such as Netflix, Facebook, and BBC that are not in the national interest, many governments block them. If you need to update your status in China, but Facebook is blocked, your private network may be able to bypass many government restrictions.
What are the best ways to use it?
It’s easy: download and install a VPN application on your tablet, phone, or laptop. Then connect to the internet and then set up your VPN. Select the server that you want to use, and voila!
Your location is hidden and your data encrypted. Choose a VPN provider that is compatible with your platform, has no hidden fees, offers acceptable speeds, has a wide selection of servers and is available in as many countries or regions as possible.
ExpressVPN has been my trusted travel companion for many years. I have used it throughout my trips to China, UAE, Cuba, and other countries.
Are VPNs a crime?
It’s possible, but unlikely. The U.A.E. The U.A.E. is the first government to regulate VPN use in the world.
Use a VPN to book cheaper flights
VPNs allow you to hide your IP address from other countries. This can help you get cheaper plane tickets. Tickets for domestic flights purchased in-country are usually cheaper than those bought abroad.
Let’s say, for example, that you wish to purchase a ticket to Vietnam Airlines. However, you are located in San Francisco. You trick the airline’s website by using your VPN to connect to a server in Vietnam.
This could allow you to access lower fares than would otherwise be possible.