The Internet is a key ingredient to making this full-time travel lifestyle possible for many of us. Having a means of making a living via connecting to the web gives us the freedom to be nowhere specific yet still stay in touch with clients.
You’ll find our top articles on the matter below, but long story short, unlimited cell phone plans + hotspot tethering is the answer. There is no good mobile satellite internet available as of 11/2020 in the United States. All “unlimited” cell phone plans do not equate to unlimited tethering, which is what many of you will want. Campground WiFi is still largely garbage, as is the stuff you’ll find in many libraries, rec centers and coffee shops across the country. Starbucks + Google WiFi is one of the reliable few exceptions.
What to Expect from the Internet while Traveling: Updated 2020
We review several methods of connecting to the web, rate them, and discuss the pros and cons of each. From tethering your iPhone to coffee shops and more.
How to Find Campgrounds with Cell Service
How to find places to camp where you can work remotely online, how that all works, the pros and cons of cell service for internet, and more fun stuff!
Cell Phone Signal Boosters: How Well Do They Work?
A review of one specific cell phone booster which we think is an ideal size for vans, and thoughts on cell phone signal boosters in general.
Best National Parks for Remote Workers
Every national park in the United States with a campground that boasts good or great cell service, many of which come with electric.
Free Camping with Cell Service in Colorado
Our top ten picks for finding gorgeous free camping in the State of Colorado, replete with enough cell service for digital nomads to get the job done.
Working Remotely from the Road in a Vanagon
Jorge of Live Work Wander extolls those insider trips any digital nomad will need to make working and living on the road from a van work.
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Sprint cuts back further on bandwidth while AT&T is still up in the air about letting iPhone users tether.
MiFi Offers Travelers a Personal, Highly Portable WiFi Connection
Carry your own portable WiFi network in your pocket thanks to Verizon’s new MiFi.
Web Working from the Road (Part 3): Creating a Wireless Network in Your RV
Some working examples of how to set up a wireless network in your RV and some of the nifty things you can do with it once it’s set up. This article focuses on using Apple’s Time Machine and Airport Express to get some of these tasks accomplished, but these items could theoretically be substituted for other similar products.
Web Working from the Road (Part 2): Connecting to the Web via a Wireless Carrier
In this second installment in a four part series on accessing the Internet via the RV lifestyle we’ll explore connecting to the Internet via wireless providers like Sprint or AT&T.
Comparing Mobile Internet Service through Wireless Carriers
I’ve compared various satellite services in my previous post, now I’ll look at wireless Internet service as provided by wireless (cell phone) carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. The key advantage of using these providers — and their “air cards” — is that you just plug them in and, provided you’re in their coverage area, you […]
Wireless Internet Options for Boondockers
There are loads of options for getting the Internet while in your RV, from having your own satellite dish to “borrowing” an open WiFi connection. Some are free and some are quite expensive. Similarly, some are easy and reliable, while other methods rely on luck and hope. Here I’m going to look at two options […]
Comparing Satellite Internet for RVs
While investigating how we would get the Internet into our laptops and keep the coffers filled, I looked at multiple satellite Internet service providers. Here’s a chart to help you compare these services as well as some information below to fill in any blanks. HughesNet WildBlue Dish Network Equipment Cost $199.99 $249 $199 Monthly Service […]