Besides blogging, besides wrestling, I love to travel! In fact we’re probably traveling most of the summer to various places, locally and internationally. Ok, well maybe not so internationally. Do you consider Canada international? Thing is, that’s where I’m originally from, so you’ll catch us up there quite a bit, however, one issue heading up there, is always our online communications. Unless we’re at my parents, or connect to a free public Wi-Fi, we’re pretty much SOL and on our own.
A lot of times, traveling to Canada, or just around the USA we often use a VPN (Virtual Public Network) whenever we’re using shared or public Wi-Fi. Just a little way to protect ourselves even more if we’re doing ‘personal’ things online. Another reason we use a VPN is that it allows us to use things like Hulu, Netflix, the WWE Network, Spotify and Pandora when we’re in Canada, because they’re either not available there, or like Netflix is totally different. So when we want to connect to our American Networks normally we use a VPN.
I was recently introduced to a different VPN from what I normally use, TunnelBear. I love the way it looks and works, very minimal, and streamlined.
TunnelBear like our other VPN allows us to connect to a USA network like we are there, rather than being in Canada. Inf act TunnelBear will allow you to connect to nine different countries! So no matter where you are, you can virtually be anywhere, when I’m home in the USA I can connect to Canada and use the Canadian Netflix if there’s something on there I’d like to watch but we haven’t got yet.
You have the options of “Tunneling” via Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.
So maybe you don’t travel a whole lot like we do, but maybe, just maybe that one time you do travel out of the country, you want to catch up on your favorite shows, or listen to your favorite station on Pandora or Google Music and you’re denied because that country doesn’t have access. Well, now by using TunnelBear you can bypass, and stream your favorite show or music just like you were at home.
The free version of TunnelBear allows you to use 500mb of Data every month. However, if you tweet once a month and ask them for extra data, they’ll reward you with an extra Gig!
There are also two paid subscriptions that are available as well, the $4.99 a month Giant Plan which you purchase for your desktop and will give you unlimited data on that and two mobile devices, and the $49.99 a year Grizzly plan which is the same plan as the Giant, but saves you 17% by paying it all up front.
TunnelBear is on both my mobile and laptop devices, and I’ve loved using it so far, i highly recommend checking it out, even if you’re not traveling out of the country, you’ll be able to access other countries and keep yourself a little safer online while traveling throughout your own.
This post is sponsored by Sverve/TunnelBear, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 9, 2014 – 5:54 PM - | Posted in Reviews, travel, Travel Tips | 2 Comments »