How to work remotely while traveling.
Go anywhere you want without giving up the work you love.
For many remote workers, traveling on the job is the ultimate freedom — but it’s also a responsibility. You get to see the world without having to give up your career.
But if you aren’t careful it can be tough to stay connected to your colleagues and focused on your work. So here are some tips you can use to keep working and traveling the way you want to.
Make yourself available.
Whether you’re traveling around the country or around the globe, it’s important that you’re available during normal work hours. Here are some tips on how to stay connected:
- Stick to your work or study schedule.
- Make sure you have access to a reliable internet connection.
- Always keep devices like smartphones and tablets charged.
- Offer to host virtual meetings via video chats, phone conferences, or instant messaging.
Use travel-friendly tools.
It’s smart to pack light when you travel for fun. That’s why most people ditch bulky items and opt for their travel-sized versions instead. The same applies to traveling and working remotely. Whatever you can do to save space and time helps, as long as you don’t sacrifice the quality of your work.
Consider swapping the heavy laptop for a lightweight tablet. Install online file management apps on your tablet to substitute for desktop software. Use your smartphone to work on the plane. And remember to keep devices and documents secure with password protection at all times.