Leaving home for an extended period of time is very exciting and invigorating. You finally have the chance to see some of the places you’ve read about in books, and have seen portrayed in movies and documentaries on TV. But traveling to unfamiliar or faraway places often brings a host of challenges that even the most seasoned travelers face.
Beyond the typical issues of finding your way around, choosing the right food to avoid food poisoning, and both safety and security concerns, comes the challenge of staying connected to folks back home. Depending on where you plan to go, you may find that some of your favorite networking sites and services like YouTube and Skype are blocked in the region. Other video streaming options like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and Spotify are also not available in all countries across the world.
In addition to not being able to access your favorite sites, traveling likely means you’ll be connecting to unfamiliar wireless networks and exposing your financial information to a host of new entities. This infographic breaks down how, where, and why this stuff happens, and it also gives tips on how to circumvent these obstacles and dangers.
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