Good morning everyone, happy Presidents Day! I am writing this post from beautiful, sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I hope you have the day off as well to explore the world. When I travel, staying connected is always a huge priority to me, so finding free, reliable Wifi is important. Unfortunately, public Wifi in hotels, restaurants, and public spaces is fraught with danger. You never know who is connected to the Wifi network and if they are intercepting your data and personal information.
Several months ago, my friend Stefan at Rapid Travel Chai recommended ExpressVPN (referral link). VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it is a service that encrypts all of your incoming and outgoing data. I have used ExpressVPN at home, on the road, and on my iPhone for the last 3 months and have nothing but good things to say about the service. Here are the highlights of the service that I cut and pasted from their website:
- Videos from anywhere – Watch the content you want from anywhere on Earth at blazing fast speeds.
- Online privacy – Encrypt your internet traffic and hide your IP address from hackers and spies.
- Unblock websites – Access any website or app without censorship.
- Easy-to-use VPN service for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Routers, and Linux – Setup is easy, whether you’re using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Our user-friendly apps let you secure your connection and unblock websites in one click. Just sign up, install, and connect.
- Ultra secure and ultra fast – Our network is SSL secured with 256-bit encryption, and we’re constantly optimizing our network to provide unlimited bandwidth and speed, so you can stream your favorite movies and TV shows in high definition. ExpressVPN runs seamlessly in the background so you can use the internet without interruptions.
- 5-star customer support – Our world-class support team is at your service. We offer round-the-clock customer support by live chat and email. Get instant help from a knowledgeable support agent when you use our live chat feature.
- 145+ VPN locations… and counting! – You can choose from 145 cities in 94 countries. With unlimited speeds and unlimited server switches, you can connect from anywhere in the world.
- 30-day money-back guarantee – We’re confident that you’ll be happy with our product and services. We also want you to be confident in your purchase, which is why we have a hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Here are screenshots of the ExpressVPN software running on my laptop (left side shows not connected and right side shows connected to VPN):