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9 Simple Ways Get Fast Internet During Your Trips Around the World

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Are you tired of slow and unreliable reliable internet connection when you are travelling? You’re not alone. This feels like an endless battle waiting for web pages to load or apps to respond before spending your precious vacation time staring at a blank screen rather than a beautiful beach.

Therefore, this guide consists of a whole bunch of hints and tips for making most of that tiny trickle of data that is flowing into your smartphone or computer. They are meant to speed up the internet connection while others may help you make use of the small amount of bandwidth you have.  In either way, they are definitely useful.

Get Fast Internet During Your Trips

Get an external wireless card

If you are a regular user of a Wi-Fi while travelling, then you are familiar with the weak internet connection. Wireless access point tends to be as far from your room as possible and leaving you sadly staring that a black page as your connection closes down and eventually drops out.

For those using laptops, purchasing an external wireless card can make a difference. The sound external wireless card has powerful transmitters and robust antennas that can reach much further than the one in a PC and giving you more substantial and more reliable connections. They can let you use connections you can’t otherwise even detect, never mind to connect to.

External wireless cards work much the same way, you need to plug them into your laptop through the USB port, and then they give you the second, typically more extensive set of a wireless network for you to choose from in your settings.

Use a travel router

For travellers not using laptops, can also bring robust Wi-Fi to their tablets, and other gadgets. Good travelling routers offers a range of features such as a signal from an existing Wi-Fi network to provide a better speed on whatever device you’re using. All you need to do is set it up right from your web browser then put it in place with the best Wi-Fi signal.

Switch to Wired

In ideal circumstances, most of the wireless networks are much faster than internet connection at the end of them. These conditions don’t exist, especially in busy towns. All wireless network competes for space in the most crowded radio spectrum. The internet networks you can see, the more interference there is and the worse connections it gets.  If you can see any other network besides the one you are using, it indicates a red flag.

Switching to the wired network can get rid of that issue. If your laptop has a network socket and there is an Ethernet cable in your room you can connect it up. if you find yourself doing this occasionally, you can purchase a short internet cable and throw it in your bag

Turn off the background apps

Most of the handy apps installed in your devices are the worst enemy when struggling with a slow internet connection.  Your app updates, operating system, Google photos OneDrive and more, will jump all over to your limited broadband, especially if you haven’t connected for some time.

That will leave nothing for your email browser or any software that you are trying to use.  Ensure that you suspend or shut down all the background apps and you will finally be able to send that important status update all out that map.

Switch on your browser data compressor

The choice of the browser you are using makes a difference. Both Chrome and Opera have an inbuilt system that compresses text and images before they get sent down to your gadget.

Work offline

Are you tired of waiting for your email to refresh whenever you hit reply or the web to load? You can opt to switch the offline version and eliminate the slow internet connection from your equation.

Gmail features an Offline mode for the same purpose, and other programs such as Mac Mail and Microsoft Outlook usually let you use your email offline. Google Maps also allow you to download maps for regions and the cities around of time while the company’s translate can do the same thing with the language packs. In those cases, the app will tell download data whenever you go to use it.

 Use various network at once

You can quickly join the various internet connection together. You can combine Wi-Fi, wired or cellular and use their bandwidth at the same time. Best of all, you can still connect with an external wireless card and even use two Wi-Fi networks at a time.

If you have 3G or 4G connection with a lot of data or you are in a place where you can connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks, this can improve your internet connectivity speed. This is because when one internet connection drops out, the others will take over.  You can also use a VPN to help you keep your browser secure, and this works on Windows iOS Android and Mac. Besides, there are also free trials to get you started using VPN.

Move around your room

This may sound stupid, but moving around a bit can make some difference. Interference from cordless, telephone microwave and other equipment plays havoc with a wireless signal while building materials such as concrete blocks radio waves effectively. Even moving just, a shorter distance to the other side of the room can make a difference between working connection and frustrations, and it just takes only 2 seconds to check out.

Plugin your pc

Probably this may be their most straightforward tip of all.  Just plug your PC into the power socket. Many computers tend to reduce the strength of the wireless card slightly, particularly when running out of battery. That’s great for offering you a length in front of screen bad for seeing that the internet connection down the hall. Just connect your power cable to the socket, and probably you will be able to connect to the internet as well.

Now you know the tips that can help you speed up the connection.

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Would you dare baptism in the Devil’s Bathtub?

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Close my eyes and count to three as I anticipate to dive into the deep, ice cold pool of water – The Devil’s Bathtub, located in Southwest Virginia. Jumping in is not recommended for the faint of heart. I stare into the aquamarine abyss and question the life choices that led me to this.

Deciding if I have the courage to jump into the Devil’s Bathtub. Photo by Maddie Luchsinger.

The Devil’s Bathtub is a place that no person can stay for very long – it is wicked in the way its cold can take the breath away of the people who dare to jump in. It is the type of cold that sucks the breath right out of your lungs and frightens every skin cell of your body. It is a bathtub-sized pool that is, perhaps, 25 feet deep, full of the fresh spring water falling off the mountains. You’ve hiked 2.5 miles up a mountains, crossing a river 17 times. Your muscles are sore. So jump into the Devil’s Bathtub and find out what happens when you dunk them in ice.

After I was baptized by the Devil in southwest Virginia, I felt cold for days. It was a deeply guttural coldness, like I was thawing slowly from the inside out.

Swimming in the Devil's BathtubPhoto by Maddie Luchsinger

In all the time I’ve spent exploring the world, there are only one of a handful of times I can remember being this cold – in the middle of the night, camping in the desert in North Central Mexico. I was there on a church trip, to build houses in the slums of Tijuana. This was something the church of my youth did a lot in the 1990s/2000s – took groups to do manual labor rural parts of Mexico. That year, in the desert of Baja California, El Nino brought on exceptional rains that flooded our campsite and soaked my belongings. The temperatures at night would reach just above freezing, and the lumber that kept our campfires roaring was wet and ineffective. I have this memory of huddling around the dwindling embers of a dying campfire, desperate to get warm, under a deep sea of stars. I remember feeling like I would never feel warm again.

The second time I’ve felt that cold was whitewater rafting the Upper Youghegheny River in Upper Pennsylvania in the early spring. My group spent the entire weekend camping in a pouring rainstorm, on 50 degree days, and then rafted a flood-stage river of class IV-V rapids. I fell out twice, and swam down a class IV+ rapid called the Meat Cleaver. I remember feeling cold for days after, and vowing to never go whitewater rafting again.

When I jumped into the Devil’s Bathtub, these were the memories that came flooding in. This was a uniquely painful kind of cold. And the thing that was so devilish about it – it was an enjoyable pain.

Maybe I’ve cursed myself, jumping into the Devil’s Bathtub. but in 2020, who can tell the difference?

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Devil's Bathtub Trailhead Duffield VAPhoto by Maddie Luchsinger


How to find the Devil’s Bathtub


At the end of Highway 619 just outside of Duffield, Virginia. Duffield is located less than 2 hours from Knoxville, about an hour North of Kingston, Tennessee.

This is a popular hike with an established parking lot at the trailhead. Hikers can choose to go left when the trailhead splits for a 4 mile roundtrip journey to the Devil’s Bathtub, or take a right for a 7-mile loop through the mountains. The trail is clearly marked with a yellow square tag.

Plan for the trail to take an hour per mile, and wear shoes that can get wet. You have to hike across a river 17 times, and you are almost certain to get wet. There are a few areas of treacherous terrain and sharp drops, so keep an eye on young children and dogs at all times.

The hike can be found near Duffield, Virginia, about an hour north of Kingston, TN. I recommend camping at Natural Tunnel State Park, less than an hour away. NTSP has a well maintained and safe campground, good for car campers or RV tows.

Natural Tunnel is a rock formation that has naturally formed in the mountains, created a naturally carved train tunnel. The park offers a fun chairlift to the bottom, a fun activity for families or tired hikers.

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Published Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:15:00 +0000

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Rediscover the San Juan Islands: Adventure-seekers will love this Northwest destination.

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The journey starts with either a ferry or a floatplane—there are no bridges to the San Juans Islands. Leave stress behind as you board in Anacortes and set sail on the marine segment of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. You can relax, you’re on island time now.

The San Juan archipelago in Washington State is nestled between three great cities for visitors – Seattle, Vancouver B.C., and Victoria B.C., surrounded by the Salish Sea. Of the 172 named islands in the San Juans, three of them – Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan – have accommodations, attractions, and amenities for visitors.

The archipelago is blessed with a temperate marine climate and life in the “rain shadow” of the Olympic Mountains means an average of 247 days with sunshine annually and about half the rainfall of the Seattle area. San Juan County has more than 400 miles of shoreline punctuated by rocks, bluffs and beaches.

The arts, historic preservation and environmental stewardship flourish in the Islands. San Juan County is considered an “Arts Hot Spot” by the Washington State Arts Commission for the number of artists and galleries in the islands. It is also the first county in the USA to be designated a voluntary “Leave No Trace” area. Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, the archipelago’s only incorporated town, was named a Destination of Distinction by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

No matter your style of vacation, you’re bound to find it in the San Juan Islands. For nature enthusiasts, there’s world-class wildlife watching including orcas, humpback whales, bald eagles, Steller sea lions, and red foxes. And there’s a variety of ways to see it: along a network of waterfront hiking trails, from shoreline parks, from tour boats and private vessels.

For adventure seekers, beautiful landscapes and a calm inland sea make the San Juans a prime sea kayaking spot. Paddle your own kayak or set out with one of the many knowledgeable kayaking outfitters on San Juan, Orcas, or Lopez Island for three-hour to three-day tours.

For foodies, find quality local products, and experience the sense of community shared by island chefs, growers, winemakers, distillers, brewers, and other agricultural artisans. Some local farms even offer stays for guests who want to get up close and personal to the islands’ bounty.

If art’s your thing, you’ll find a gem in the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, with three to four first class exhibitions a year. The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park at 20-acres is one of the largest outdoor sculpture parks in the Pacific Northwest.

Humpback calf ‘Slate’ breaching by Jeff Friedman

Find variety, beauty, serenity … day after amazing day.

As we navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we are following the guidelines set by the Washington State Department of Health and Governor Inslee’s office. San Juan County is currently in a modified Phase 2 of Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan. Accommodations are open at 100%, and restaurants vary between curbside pickup, delivery, and limited indoor and outdoor seating. Face coverings are required to enter all businesses and public spaces.


Editor’s Note: we are working with local tourism boards to highlight destinations that are ready for tourists. Given the ever-evolving situation on COVID-19, please make sure you check the tourism website for the most up-to-date planning information.

From Nature to Nurture the San Juan Islands provide inspiration for the senses (www.visitsanjuans.com).

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This interactive map shows where you can (or can’t) travel in the US

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In an effort to make traveling easier, United Airlines has developed an interactive map tool that allows customers to filter and view destinations’ COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the US. The Destination Travel Guide provides a color-coded map to highlight if a destination is closed, partially open or fully open for travel, and notes if tests or self-quarantining are required for travel.

The guide currently highlights travel restrictions and leisure offerings in the US by state, and will expand to include all international destinations the airline serves in the coming weeks. Users can click on each state to view local regulations and travel guidances, and there is also the option to filter the map by state to view specific information on each destination. This information includes the medical certificate needed, such as a negative COVID-19 test, physical distancing measures and whether wearing a mask in public is required. It also outlines the visitor accommodation, restaurants, bars and cafés, museum and heritage sites and non-essential shops that are open.

The interactive map tool that allows customers to filter and view destinations © United Airlines

“We know it’s a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing list of travel restrictions, policies and regulations so we are offering a simple, easy tool that helps customers decide where to travel next,” said Linda Jojo, executive vice president for technology and chief digital officer. “By providing the most up-to-date information on the destinations we serve, customers can compare and shop for travel with greater confidence and help them find the destinations that best fit their preferences.

Check out the new interactive map tool on United.com here or on the United mobile app.

Lockdowns are easing globally as the planet adjusts to a new normal. Find out how COVID-19 is changing travel.

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Published Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:36:58 +0000

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