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 use … [Read more...] about Use One Cell Phone In Two (Or More) Countries
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 … [Read more...] about How to Watch Your Favorite US TV Shows from Anywhere in the World
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 … [Read more...] about EarthVPN: Another Virtual Private Network that Protects Your Privacy
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 … [Read more...] about The NSA (aka Big Brother) is Watching You
The internet makes portable careers possible. Whether your portable career involves writing, building websites, photography or something else, you rely on the internet to keep you connected to clients, coworkers and bosses. You also need the internet to update your website or blog, offer items for … [Read more...] about What’s the Weakest Link in YOUR Portable Career?
Recently a reader told me he'd appreciate "any suggestions on how to stay connected." When it comes to staying in touch with family, friends and business back home, a little planning before you leave can save you lots of money and frustration. All these suggestions will work whether you're … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected Overseas without Breaking the Bank