Working while you travel? What it really looks like

It’s easy to gloss over the (sometimes harsh) realities of working whilst you travel. Here at Curious Kat’s Adventure Club, we know that, on our adventures, there will be times you need to. So, by talking to some of our recent ‘travelees’, we’re offering a glimpse into what your office may look and feel like when you’re travelling, as well as some tips to make it work for you.

A LAPTOP DOESN’T HAVE ‘LAP’ IN IT FOR NOTHING…

At times, your laptop will feel like it has welded itself onto your thighs so you yourself become a travelling computer! It’s a good idea to have a look at some of the great laptops which have all the top features that can be used for whilst out and about. This article gives you a starting point.

DISTRACTIONS EVERYWHERE…

You thought working from home with the latest box set/partner/Facebook post there to distract you was bad, try working from a beach in San Diego with the bar next to you offering half price cocktails and ‘dog beach’ right opposite with pups running wild! Not an ideal set up to get the work juices flowing.

Some find a good way of enjoying their break is, if they’re on a travelling holiday, to work whilst they’re on the move (i.e. on the train) meaning you can enjoy the activities, sip a nice glass of something cold or relax by the pool the rest of the time. Sounds pretty good to us!

YOU WILL ENCOUNTER TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Fancy speaking to the IT team during your break in Indonesia, only to be told to “turn it off and on again”? No, us neither. If you do decide to work on your break, it’s likely you will come across a technical hitch once or twice, and it can sometimes take hours before you finally get up and running again.

USE YOUR SMARTPHONE…

Sounds simple, but your smartphone will be the key to enjoying your break whilst keeping up with what’s happening at the office.

… BUT YOU’LL NEED SOME BOUNDARIES

Saying that, you’ll need to keep a check on how much you’re working and checking that phone. You’ve spent your hard earned cash on this holiday, and although the office is important, you need to make sure you take some time to look up from the iPhone to check out the scenery you paid to see.

How do you manage all those important tasks whilst enjoying your break? Or do you switch off the electronics completely and forget about the daily grind? Comment below or follow us on Facebook to talk to others about how they do it.

 

Adele Howes