Going abroad on a trip or even for a semester can be an amazing experience. However, depending on where you find yourself in the globe, you may not be able to access many of the sites and messaging apps you rely on to stay in touch with friends and family back home. By using a VPN to connect to the Internet though, you can bypass region blocks to access your favorite apps, streaming sites and messaging platforms from anywhere in the world.
Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity. Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.
These are the best deals we found for getting around region blocks while abroad:
1. IPVanish - Only $62.28 a year
IPVanish has 700 servers across 60+ locations with over 40,000 shared IPs available and support for up to five devices. This VPN also keeps keeps no logs on its users and supports unlimited P2P traffic. IPVanish offers excellent download speeds and the company is even running a deal where new customers can get 57% Off when they sign up.
2. TunnelBear - Just $59.88 for 1 year
This VPN is a great choice for novice users as it is very user-friendly and easy to setup. TunnelBear has 1,000 servers across 20+ locations and supports up to five simultaneous connections. The company also offers a free option with a 500MB monthly data cap but with this deal you can increase it to 5GB.
3. VyprVPN - From $60 for 12 months
VyprVPN offers unlimited data usage and supports up to three or five devices depending on the plan you choose. This VPN has over 700 servers in 70+ locations with more than 200,000 IPs available. VyprVPN also includes an auto-connect option, a kill switch in case the service goes down and improved security thanks to VyprDNS. The company is also giving new customers 25% off its annual plans.