Many of us work so that we can afford to travel. What if you could do both at the same time, though? With today’s technology, more and more people are finding it possible to work while traveling the world. However, that type of lifestyle isn’t without its own set of challenges but if you’re considering working while traveling, we’re here to make your life easier. Here are some tips for working while traveling.
Internet is key.
This should come as no surprise but the number one tip for working while traveling is to make sure you have a solid internet connection wherever you go. You can do a lot of research prior to traveling, but before you consider booking any lodgings, ask the potential hotel/landlord to send you a screenshot of speed tests over their Wi-Fi connection. You can also seek out shared work spaces, which will usually have more of an “office” feel and solid connectivity. It’s also a good idea to always have some sort of backup hotspot device with you, too.
A good routine is also key.
Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as vacationing. A vacation should be a break from work. If you intend to work while traveling, it’s important to still maintain some kind of routine. Try to get up at the same time each day and block certain hours to get your work done. At the same time, it’s just as important to block time to enjoy your travels. Work in the morning, explore in the afternoon, or vice versa if you’re collaborating with coworkers in another time zone. Also, you should give yourself a firm time for stopping work each day. That will ensure that you get to enjoy your new surroundings without overworking yourself. Whatever your situation is, find a sweet spot in terms of your work routine and stick with it.
Get the right gear.
You’re going to be carrying your “office” with you from country to country, so it’s time to invest in gear that will protect your gadgets. A good bag is a no-brainer, but you’ll also want to have plenty of extra batteries, outlet adapters, mobile hotspots, etc. At the same time, you also don’t want to have so much extra gear and gadgets that you can’t travel from place to place easily. Otherwise, you’ll be defeating the whole purpose of working while traveling!