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How I travelled the world with a VPN

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

09 August 2016

There are some of us who just can’t get used standing still. More and more of us are hitching our backpacks on and taking our laptops and travelling the world as we work, relying on wi-fi hotspots and electricity sockets in cafes and the kindness of internet strangers to get our jobs done in far off places. And we wouldn’t change it for the world.

I’m lucky enough to have a job that I can do from anywhere. As long as I have my trusty Macbook and the correct adapter for whatever country I’m in, I can work.

And, of course, as long as I have my VPN.

I’m one of those people that pushes my luck until something goes wrong, and it wasn’t until I had an identity theft scare that I realised how much I’d been inviting hackers and snoops to steal my data. Years of hopping from continent to continent and using wi-fi hotspots in fast food restaurants and cafes meant that my details were there for the taking. I was in a cafe in Latin America when I realised that my security had been compromised. Thankfully, my bank’s security measures stopped an incident before it really began, but it made me realise that I’d been taking my security for granted.

Enter SurfEasy VPN.

I quickly downloaded SurfEasy on all my devices; my iPhone, my Android tablet and my laptop. As a bit of a tech novice, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t know how to use it, but quickly got used to the app and its features. And I quickly realized how vulnerable I’d been before.

Soon, I would refuse to connect to airport wi-fi, hotel internet or cafe hotspots without SurfEasy turned on. I wouldn’t buy plane tickets, train tickets or book a hostel without making sure my connection was properly encrypted. I came to completely rely on SurfEasy for my security needs while travelling—and it never let me down.

If you’re planning a trip, invest in your online security. Go to today and give it a try. You’ll wonder how you ever travelled without it.

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