With the surge in cheap airline tickets, promos of hotel rates and tour packages everywhere, we are in the age where not only traveling is a luxury but has become part of people’s monthly expenses. Whether it may be just a road trip somewhere near, a two hour plane ride getaway to the beach or even a flight across the other side of the globe! :) People are constant traveling that finding ways to mix both work and play are in order. After doing it for about two years now, I’ve come up with a post that hopefully will help you! :)
5 Things You Need:
1. Research on your mobile telecomm’s deals when it comes mobile data usage abroad.Make sure that the country you’re arriving in is being catered as to not go home with a bill that’s worth your rent payment for the month! It’s happened to me twice and I promised myself never again! If its included in the list, just make sure to follow the telecom’s rules and alarm your phone when it’s about to start a new day again! That way you can count who much will added to your bill at the end of the month, For Smart’s list here it is: It’s only 599 a day!
2. Another alternative, especially when traveling with family, is to get a WIFI device in the airport. That way noone will be hogging your phone or the net won’t slow down because too much people are connected to it. This is good too if the country you’re in is not part of the list!
3. If you’ll be gone for 5 days or more, as much as you wanna leave your work behind, make sure that you have everything you need for that one or two hours a day to do work. Don’t forget it’s chargers too! That’s the worse (or blessing in disguise? lol) if you forget.
4. Keep a list of cafès nearby your hotel in case all else fails. I’m making an assumption here that your work or homework entails for you to use the internet but what doesn’t now, am I right? Just in case your LTE signal is really bad and your hotel is a retreat that encourages you to give up the tech world, then atleast you have back ups. You can always find this information on Google!
5. The motivation. This for me is one of the most important thing you need to do. If you’re reading this, then it must be because you’ve been lacking it every time you travel and have been missing out on work. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! I myself too lack number 5 most of the time because who would want to miss out on all the fun of traveling because you need to do work right? But then again, you need the moolah to keep doing these trips as well.
What To Do Once You Get To Your Destination:
1. Keep a schedule. Set aside time, even just an hour or two to squeeze in work! May it be just right before you sleep or right when you wake up.
2. Bring your laptop with you to breakfast every other day to answer emails. Every other day because Im very sure that whether it’s a fancy hotel you’re going to or you’re roughing it up, the view over breakfast will be spectacular. Don’t miss out on that just because you’re glued to your computer.
3. Make sure that the work to play ratio is NOT equal. You’ve worked this hard for this trip anyway, eh? So make sure you’re having more fun than stressing about work!
4. Unless you run a big corporation that will burn to the ground when you’re not answering your phone and emails, Make sure to turn off the notifications for this. iPhone can do this for you so you can just answer them on your preferred work time.
5. Last but not the least, get off your phone when touring! Take as much pictures as you please and maybe post it on your social media once in awhile (remember 3-5 max in a day, people!) but enjoy the scenery and what’s infront of you. Stop checking twitter, instagram and snapchat to see what other’s people’s doing because what matters now is what YOU’RE doing! Unless you’re a blogger or work in the social media industry and you’re supposed to be updating every single one on the hour, of course. But even then, actually look and not just through your camera or phone screen :)
There you go! Hope my tips help on your next trip! :)
Matching dresses bought in Hanoi, Flats from YOSI SAMRA, Bags from Chanel