Technology Resources (Digital Nomad Resources)

Updated December, 2018

Foreign countries, virtual offices, coffee shops, co-workers spaces… Some call it digital nomad lifestyle, others – location independence. The bottom line, we travel, and we work on the road. This arrangement requires a particular set of tools and gadgets. Here is a list of technology resources (aka digital nomad resources) that we’ve been using.

digital nomad resources

After years on the road, we amassed a list of tools that we tried or used for a while and, for some reason or another, put aside. They are listed here too. After all, what didn’t work for us could be a great tool for you.

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Have a suggestion or want to add your favorite digital nomad resources to this list? Drop us a note or simply leave a comment below. Thanks!


VPN is, arguably, the most important entry among digital nomad resources. Important to note, there are different VPNs (OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, etc…). Depending on ISP provider, some of these VPNs may not work, but others will. Choose wisely and go for variety. In our experience, environment (geographical location, country’s policies, ISP settings, etc…) plays a huge role in VPN performance. Try before you buy.

OverPlay – our VPN of choice; worked reasonably well in every location we’d been so far. OverPlay is one of the most advanced online privacy providers in the world. Located in the UK, it offers personal VPN and smartDNS services.

The best VPN service for 2019 – according to TechRadar, the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews website.

Top 10 VPN Service List for 2018 – according to VPN Ground, a website that offers reviews and detailed information about the Virtual Private Network companies.

5 Best VPN Services for Traveling 2019 – Stay Safe Online While Overseas – according to, a VPN price comparison and review website. It was formed in 2013 and is part of 4Choice Ltd, a UK-based company specializing in price comparison websites.

2018’s Best (& Worst) VPNs – Reviews – according to vpnMentor.

More general reading:

Virtual Private Network – from Wikipedia

A VPN explanation for the non-technical world – from

Top 10 Reasons For Using a VPN Service – according to VPN Ground

VPN FAQs – from VPN Ground

How to Watch American Netflix Abroad with a VPN in 2018 – from Secure Thoughts


What is CDN – from Wikipedia

Why You Need a CDN for your WordPress Blog – infographic that explains what is CDN, how it works, and why you need it for your website according to WPBeginner.

Secure CDNMaxCDN has joined StackPath

LOCATE YOUR IP ADDRESS and BLACKLIST CHECKING– locate your IP address,IP address location, IP address lookup, learn how to trace email, and learn how to change IP address– locate your IP address

IP Void – IP blacklist check, WhoIs lookup, DNS lookup, ping, and more

URL Void – Website Reputation Checker Tool – free service that analyzes a website through multiple blacklist engines and online reputation tools. This service helps to identify websites involved in malware incidents, fraudulent activities and phishing websites


DynDNS – cloud-based Internet Performance company. Acquired by Oracle in 2016, it became the Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit. – check the current state of DNS propagation after having made changes to your domains records: perform a DNS lookup to check a domain names current IP address and DNS record information against multiple name servers located in different parts of the world.


CodeGuard – backup service that provides automated backups and restores at the click of a button. The service also monitors your website for changes every day and alerts you if it detects any malware

VaultPress – backups & security for your WordPress site (automated backups with easy restores; daily security scans with one-click repairs). However, only offers daily scanning with their $40 per month plan


Sucuri Free Website Malware and Security Scanner

Quttera Free Online Website Malware Scanner


E-junkie – a lightweight, embeddable shopping cart that can go anywhere, including your website, blog and social media.


WPBeginner – tips, tricks, hacks, and other WP resources

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Plugin – secures and protects your WordPress site

Sucuri WordPress Security Plugin – security toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection and security hardening

Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) Plugin – searches the source files of every installed theme for signs of malicious code

Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall – searches for Malware and other Virus like threats and security vulnerabilities on the server and helps you to remove them

Quttera Web Malware Scanner Plugin – scans your website for malware, trojans, backdoors, worms, viruses, spywares and other threats as well as JavaScript code obfuscation, exploits, malicious iframes, malicious code injection, malicious code obfuscation, auto-generated malicious content, redirects, hidden eval code and more. Also, it will check whether your website is blacklisted by Google and other blacklisting authorities

Wordfence Security Plugin – free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure


Buffer – a scheduling tool, allowing you to quickly and easily share posts to your social media profiles

Hootsuite – a social media management dashboard

TweetDeck – part of Twitter now

Tailwind – the Pinterest & Instagram Marketing tool




Trademarkia – visual search engine for more than 6 million trademarked logos, names, and slogans on the Internet


Airlines That Offer Inflight WiFi – The Definitive 2018 List – the digital nomad resources list wouldn’t be complete without this info

How to find the best plane ticket? In Under The Radar Airlines we share our successful strategy.

RottenWiFi – public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog

Skyroam – global WiFi with unlimited data. Beware: it comes with a pricy tag

AllDayInternet – Wifi Hotspot to travel around the World


Scanner Pro by ReaddleScanner Pro transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners. It allows you to scan receipts, whiteboards, paper notes, or any multipage document. We used this app just a few times over more than half a decade, but you never know. Hence, I include it in our list of digital nomad resources


Our Office-less Office – from Uncornered Market


33 Best Websites to Make Money Online & Work from Home – by Aileen Adalid


Coworker – connects people and coworking spaces in over 115 countries

included – they are building a marketplace to help startups and freelancers

Regus – offers coworking spaces, fully serviced office spaces and virtual offices

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4 thoughts on “Technology Resources (Digital Nomad Resources)”

  1. Gotta have that VPN Elena, when going to lands with scamming reps. I used Strong VPN and never had an issue logging in and accessing financial sites. Or watching the US version of Netflix. I also have a CDN I bought through my host. As my blog traffic has increased and I post more photos it is a must have for me.

    • Great to hear from you, Ryan :). I am with you regarding CDN – growing a blog without it is just asking for trouble. Interesting, how we all have different VPN preferences. Nice to know that Strong VPN is a good choice. Thank you for sharing.

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