You work from home and have more flexibility to travel. Working remotely is a perfect way to travel without taking too much PTO – but, how do you manage to do it? Here are some ways you can work remote while on the road.
Pick Flights That Include Layovers
Booking a flight with a layover doesn’t seem tempting, although they do tend to be cheaper and you can steadily rely on airport WIFI. Find a restaurant or cafe in the airport to get comfy at and squeeze in at least an hour or two of work. This way, you can tackle your top priority projects and get those under your belt.
Get An Airplane WIFI Pass
Connect to airplane WIFI when you fly, especially for flights that are longer than 1 hour. JetBlue allows passengers free WIFI, and other airlines such as Alaska Airlines and American Airlines typically charge about $10 per flight. Sometimes, airplane WIFI can have slow load times or connectivity issues, so make sure you save non-priority projects for this time.
Schedule Work Hours Around Vacation Time
It may seem backwards, but while you’re traveling focus on the things you’re interested in doing or seeing, then accommodate your work time. Consider waking up early and cranking out your hours, so the late afternoon and early evening can be reserved for recreation time. Book excursions, get tickets ahead of time, then factor in your structured work time around your plans.
Set Up A Work Station At Your Place Of Lodging
Traveling gets you out of your routine, and sometimes that can derail your focus while trying to work. Try to find a place at your hotel or AirBnb that you can set up a cozy work station where you’ll feel comfortable spending time throughout the day.
Invest in a Personal Hotspot
A personal hotspot lets you carry your own WiFi network anywhere you go. You can even connect multiple devices, take advantage of fast download speeds, and shop for unlimited data plans that work worldwide.
Check the hours of all the places, you want to visit
Monitor the opening and closing hours during the week for places like museums, national parks, shopping centers, restaurants, etc. Research peak visitors hours and try to avoid the busiest time of the day to make your trip more time efficient.