travel technology

Why Travelers Need a VPN

Tunnel Bear

When I’m on the road, wi-fi hotspots are essential to my work and they’re relatively easy to find.  However, these hotspots are horrifically insecure unless you use a VPN. Most people know they shouldn’t log into their bank accounts or transmit personal information over public internet connections, but frankly that’s only half the battle.  Simply checking your …

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It’s True: T Mobile International Roaming Gives Free Data and Texting Abroad

T-MOBILE INTERNATIONAL ROAMING FOR TRAVELERS

There’s never been a better time to sign up for T Mobile international roaming.  Their “ONE” plans include unlimited texting and data in 210+ countries at no extra cost. I travel every month, so I thought I’d put T-Mobile international data to the test.  Since June 2014, I’ve tested it in 18 countries on 4 continents and …

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Project Fi vs T Mobile for Travelers: International Roaming Comparison

When T-Mobile first came out with free international roaming, it was game-changing for travelers.  I made the switch without hesitation and recommended it whole-heartedly to other travelers.  At least, until Project Fi came out.  Then there was another player in this field — and possibly one who did it better.  These days, it’s a battle …

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Sending Postcards from Your Phone

touchnote postcard app

Years ago, I can remember sitting in hotel rooms writing out postcards to send to my grandmother and other relatives.  I’d lovingly pick out “the best” pictures from the postcard rack, write a short note, and hope that my mother remembered to pack an address book (she always did). Over time, I started sending fewer and …

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