Five reasons to use NordVPN when traveling.
Public connections are vulnerable to privacy breaches. In other words, they’re not safe from hackers and cybercriminals. When traveling, we’re likely to connect to multiple such insecure connections throughout our trip too. For example, at coffee shops, airport lounges, etc.
The best way to protect yourself while traveling is therefore to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. And guess what? Using a reputable VPN has other perks too. In this article, I list five reasons why you should use NordVPN while traveling. To share, this superior, multiplatform VPN has ensured my internet security, home or elsewhere, since 2019.
1. Protect Your Privacy
Whether you’re traveling to a different country, or not, a government agency might try to invade your privacy by monitoring you. When that happens, NordVPN is your go-to for privacy safeguards.
With DoubleVPN, you can mask your IP address twice. Yup, TWICE. The feature uses one VPN to encrypt all your internet traffic before transmitting the encrypted data to another VPN for more security.
NordVPN’s no-logs policy means none of your internet activity is stored, logged, or monitored too. So, no matter which country you’re in, the government can never ask NordVPN for user data. The data simply doesn’t exist.
Other than DoubleVPN and a no-logs policy, NordVPN also provides a Quick Connect feature, which automatically connects you to an optimal server with a single tap. With Quick Connect, you never have to manually search for the best server while waiting for your flight, etc.
And if you need to temporarily disconnect, for whatever reason, you can instruct the app to automatically reconnect. You will never have to worry about forgetting to re-secure.
2. Safety and Security
On top of phishing attacks, malware, and scamming, an internet connection via public Wi-Fi network can also ruin your browsing experience with an unimaginable amount of pop-up ads. To counter these attacks and to ensure your safety and security, NordVPN comes with a Threat Protection feature.
Threat Protection shields you from phishing attacks and malware in several ways. First, it immediately shows you a warning message if you visit a malicious website. It will even scan all the files you’ve downloaded, and if malware is detected, delete the threats right away.
This feature additionally protects you against intrusive pop-ups and advertisements by blocking them to provide a better and safer browsing experience. Doing so naturally also prevents you from accidentally clicking on questionable links/ads when swarmed.
To put it in another way, NordVPN very much functions as a security software too. Having it installed is to add a hardworking sentry to all your gadgets.
3. Access Banned Apps and Websites
Many countries block internationally-used apps and websites. This blockage can be inconvenient if you use that app in your home country. Or worse, rely on it for work.
For instance, the UAE has banned all use of WhatsApp. So, if you’re traveling there, how are you going to stay connected to your work group? How would you be able to communicate with your loved ones back home, all of whom are using WhatsApp?
NordVPN solves this problem with just a click. Like with geo-restricted media content (see below), NordVPN allows you to access banned apps by changing your IP address via a remote server.
Once connected, you can access any app or website safely. Where you physically are no longer matters.
4. Get Unrestricted Access to Your Favourite Media Content
If you’re traveling to another country, you will most likely not be able to binge on your favorite content. This is because most streaming websites like Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix offer content based on your location. (Determined via your device’s IP address) So, if you leave your home country, you stand to lose access to shows and movies that are restricted to your home country.
With NordVPN’s SmartPlay feature, however, you can instantly access geo-restricted content and enjoy it anywhere in the world. This is thanks to Smart DNS — a technology that uses a remote server to mask your IP address into a new one.
You can then continue to enjoy your favourite media, as if you’re home, as if you’re in your bedroom.
5. Save Money
Do you know you can save money while traveling by using NordVPN?
In short, you can use the service to bypass dynamic pricing — a marketing tactic where websites offer different prices based on the IP location of your laptop or phone.
Simply use NordVPN to connect to IP addresses of various cities. Doing this allows you to see if there’s any price change. You can then avoid dynamic pricing by selecting the best deals.
To be clear, this technique isn’t very “official,” if you know what I mean. It’s best used with hotel bookings or airline tickets too.
When confirming any booking, do thoroughly read all fine print. You do not want to purchase anything that requires you to prove physical location.
Travel Safely with NordVPN! And More
The above are five reasons that make NordVPN a necessity for traveling. On top of protecting your privacy and data, this great VPN service also uses a simple yet effective user experience that presents all the essential features with ease of access.
What’s more, NordVPN comes with advanced services like Split Tunneling and Kill Switch. The former allows you to instruct which app/program uses VPN-protected connections.
In other words, outside of travel, this security service will stay useful. You will never find yourself without a reason to have it.