Using a VPN to stay connected and unblock content while travelling

Using a VPN to stay connected and unblock content while travelling

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

20 July 2016

It’s vacay season, which means that a lot of us will be escaping our usual haunts and heading for places new and exciting.

However, we all want to stay connected while we’re travelling, which makes it especially upsetting when we find that certain internet providers and networks block different kinds of websites for all sorts of silly reasons.

For instance, it was announced this week that Starbucks and McDonalds would begin blocking access to “adult” websites in most of their outlets. While we can all agree that certain behaviours don’t have any place in franchised coffee and fast food outlets, the “adult” tag is one that can also be applied to art websites, or any in which the human form is seen in its entirety. Even Instagram can fall under this banner. This means that a lot of content is unavailable, and we don’t like that at all.

Similarly, the wi-fi at Disney World Resorts regularly blocks access to similar sites, meaning that if you’re trying to work, study or simply browse freely while you’re on vacation, you might find yourself very frustrated and unable to visit sites that you need.

A VPN allows you to step around these blocks, meaning that these firewalls don’t apply to you. With SurfEasy VPN, you’ll be able to visit whichever sites you want to, even when connected to the wi-fi at coffee houses, restaurants and hotels.

Of course, this isn’t the only issue with wi-fi hotspots at places like Starbucks, McDonalds and Disney World. Such wi-fi networks are almost always unsecured, meaning that connecting to them can leave you vulnerable to attack from hackers and snoops.

But don’t dismay! SurfEasy VPN can keep your safe and secure while you’re connected to these wi-fi hotspots—and even better, it can unblock websites and content, meaning that no matter where you are, the internet is available as it should be: Open to all.

Visit surfeasy.com today and sign up for SurfEasy before you travel!

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