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Workation Abroad

Everything you need to know

One of the new words that have been added to our everyday language ever since the Covid-19 pandemic began is ‘workation’. This word is a combination of ‘work’ and ‘vacation’. Think of it as someone on a workation working from home, except they're on vacation in the Bahamas instead of sitting in their living room.

With so many people now able to work remotely, working while being on vacation is more popular than ever. Masses of workers are spending months abroad in sunnier climates while still keeping up to date with their jobs.

What to Pack for Your Workation

With workations usually lasting a few months or more rather than weeks, there are a few essential items you’ll need to pack to ensure you’ll have what you need for a long but productive trip.

Power Bank

If your device dies, you can’t work. Keep a fully charged power bank with you, so you’ve always got a plan B.

Foldable Laptop Table

Keep your back upright and prevent muscle cramping from long hours at your device with a foldable laptop table,it’ll help your posture massively.

Portable Coffee Maker

Can you think of anything better than working on a beach with a fresh cup of coffee in the morning?

Masks, Sanitizers, Disinfecting Wipes

Cleaning your workstation before you begin is a great way to prevent yourself from becoming ill while you’re away. As is wearing masks and using hand sanitizer regularly.

List of Numbers

Keep a copy of important numbers in your phone as well as a hard copy on your person. This list should include local emergency services and friends and family to call in an emergency.

First Aid Kit

Plasters, antiseptic gel, and paracetamol, and other basics are a few extremely useful items to pack whenever you go on a trip.

Dangers to Avoid During Your Workation

While a workation sounds like a dream, and it undoubtedly is, there are a few things you must keep in mind during your trip. Working remotely, especially abroad, has its downsides that you should consider before you go to avoid problems while you're away.

Lack of Productivity

For all the benefits of a workation, it’s never worth losing your job. However, you could find yourself fired for lack of productivity if your new exotic location becomes your only priority. You must use your time wisely, set and stick to your daily work tasks, and not get distracted by the sun, sea, and cocktails.

Use a VPN

Using a public network for your work, or even personal use can put your private information at instant risk. Cyber threats and hacking are unfortunately common, and it’s very easy for an expert to gain access to your data and files on your device while you’re connected to a public WiFi network.

However, since public WiFi will be your most common, cheapest, and easiest option while working abroad, you can use a VPN to eliminate this risk. Before connecting, connect to a trusted VPN, and your personal network will no longer be in danger.

If you go through online blogs and read any NordVPN review, you will understand how beneficial a VPN is for preventing data breaches.

Know the Area

You should research the area you'll be staying in for your safety. It's important to know if you should stay away from areas or any things as a tourist you should be wary of.

In Summary

A workation has been shown to make workers happier and more productive. If you plan ahead and research your destination thoroughly, you can create a fantastic work/life balance for as long as you can.

Don’t forget, it’s essential you continue working while away to avoid issues with your job and always use the best VPN option before connecting to a public WiFi network, whether it is for work or pleasure.

You don’t have to limit your research to a NordVPN review only. Look into the antivirus you are using at the moment as well to ensure your device is fully protected during your trip.

If you’re currently working remotely, a workation may be just what you need to relieve some stress from this fast-paced world!




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Published: 14 December 2021

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