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In the digital age, the nature of working is changing and with it comes more opportunities to work from anywhere.
We wouldn’t blame you for feeling the call to work from a beautiful beach in Mexico, or if you can handle the time change, maybe even a historic city in Croatia.
We’re not advocating for lying to your boss about where you’re working, but we are advocating for you to live your best life as a digital nomad.
With this in mind, here are the best VPNs, straight from a forum of digital nomads, that will mask your location to your US-based employer.
But first, some nomads had a little advice about the process of using a VPN, and whether it would actually work:
“Astrill and Express VPN do work. But if you have a real IT department, they can still figure it out, especially on a company laptop. The VPNs we recommend here will not stump an IT professional who is actively checking your location.”
But aside from this advice, the nomads had plenty of VPNs to recommend (40 responses):
ExpressVPN (12 responses)
“I use and like ExpressVPN.”
“I personally use ExpressVPN and it’s never let me down.”
“I use express VPN which is pretty good.”
“Express VPN is super trusty.”
“Express vpn. Works like a charm.”
Nord VPN (11 responses)
“I’ve been using NordVPN for years. Express is good too.”
“Agreed with NordVPN.”
Surfshark (3 responses)
“Surfshark 80% discount. Works great.”
Astrill VPN (3 responses)
Windscribe (2 responses)
“Windscribe works well.”
“Second Windscribe, but only because it lets me watch anything anywhere in the world.”
Proton VPN (2 responses)
Hotspot Shield (2 responses)
Tunnel bear (1 response)
Freedome (1 response)
Mullvad (1 response)
Google Fi (1 response)
VPN unlimited (1 response)
“VPN unlimited has served me well all over the world for many years. They have a lifetime option that is really a value long term.”
If you’re looking for a safe bet for VPNs, Express and Nord seem like the way to go, according to these digital nomads.