Do You Care About Your Online Privacy? Get This

With the recent legal change in the US, your ISP (internet service provider) is now allowed to sell your private data — including medical information, bank information, Social Security numbers, any darn thing they can squeeze a nickel out of — without your knowledge or consent. When Comcast, AT&T, or another ISP follows your every […]

5 Essential Apps for Travelers and Expats

Guest Post by Tori Atkinson Technology can be a lifesaver when you’re on the go – and this is especially true when traveling or moving abroad, where you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Having information access at your fingertips thanks to your smartphone can ensure you get the most out of your trip or make your […]

Surprise Discovery! Use a VPN and Save Hundreds or Thousands of Dollars. . .

I’ve written quite a bit about using VPNs when you’re living or traveling abroad. (You can find previous articles here, here and here.) Now here’s another reason — with thanks to VyprVPN for the infographic. You can save a bundle on flights and car rentals when booking travel if you use your VPN. Not just […]

Rainmaker Platform: Manage your Portable Career Easier and Faster

Living or traveling abroad, you want to spend less time on your portable career and have more time free for the living and travel part. At least, I do. That portable career probably includes a website (and if it doesn’t, it should). I’m a big believer in building websites with WordPress. It’s an easy-to-use CMS […]

“Peering” — Another Reason to use a VPN

I’ve written plenty in the past about why expats need VPNs (virtual private networks). You can find previous articles here and here. Now comes yet another reason. It’s called peering. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with looking over someone’s shoulder. It refers to the way the internet works. Recently Netflix and Comcast reached […]

The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

As an expat, you need a free and uncensored internet so you can see and share news, connect with loved ones, and enjoy the social media, entertainment and other amenities you’re used to. Sadly, censorship is increasing all over the globe — and you might be surprised at where it’s occurring. Take a look at […]

Use One Cell Phone In Two (Or More) Countries

One of the biggest issues for expats is staying connected with friends and family in both their home and new countries. I just came back from a month-long visit to the US, and I have some good news for cell phone users. Whether your preferred phone is smart or dumb, it’s become super easy to […]

How to Watch Your Favorite US TV Shows from Anywhere in the World

From the archives. . . It’s not a VPN (virtual private network), but it lets you watch US TV shows on your computer, TV, tablet, phone or game device. It’s perfect for expats and travelers who want to keep up with favorite shows, sports and other entertainment from “home.” It’s called UnoTelly. After I wrote […]

EarthVPN: Another Virtual Private Network that Protects Your Privacy

When you’re traveling or living abroad, it’s nice — and sometimes necessary — to access familiar websites from home. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. Unless you’re using a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN creates a private internet “tunnel” that lets you do two important things. If you’re using public WiFi, it protects you […]

The NSA (aka Big Brother) is Watching You

If you believe recent allegations, the NSA has been spying on your internet activity for years. They say they don’t target US citizens. They do target communications between the US and other countries. So, if you’re a US expat living abroad, or if you’re an expat in the US, you’re a target. And it’s not […]