Home or away, find wifi everywhere you go
Maybe you go on holiday to get away from it all. Maybe you pretend to get away from it all, but secretly can't stand the thought of living without email, Facebook and any number of social media websites that make you feel fulfilled and wanted.
Wherever you're going, there are plenty of resources to help you find the precious flutter of wifi:
- myHotspots is a pretty exhaustive and up-to-date database of wifi hotspots in the UK.
- Pret A Manger, McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Varsity and the majority of Coffee Republic outlets all offer free wifi.
- There are oodles of IPhone apps available for locating wifi, which not only saves battery life but roaming data charges, especially when abroad - we'd recommend trying out WifiTrack or Total Hotspots.
- TravelPost has a definitive guide to US airport wireless connections and free airport wifi, listing 219 US airports, service providers and corresponding pricing, plus availability within the airport. They also have a guide to wifi at 80 major international airports.
- If you're in the US, try the user-built directory at Hotspotr, which lets you choose wifi hotspots by type and reliability, as well as plotting locations against a Google map:
- We recently covered various ways of picking up wifi while travelling by bus or plane in the US, plus tips for wifi in hotels.
- To locate wifi elsewhere in the world, a couple of well-resourced sites with Google Map mash-ups are free-hotspot.com and JiWire.
Know of any more? Add them to the comments and share the wifi joy.