In the wake of coronavirus, the corporate landscape looks drastically different, with many people working remotely for the foreseeable future. While no longer operating from a traditional office can certainly be a challenging adjustment, the silver lining is that it also allows for more opportunity to travel since employees are now able to work from virtually anywhere.
Travel trends are reflecting these work-life changes as well: Not only are people looking to make up for lost vacation time by extending their summer travel plans into the fall, but they’re also taking slightly longer trips since they’re able to work from their destinations. So with a little foresight, the freedom to make any pristine location your office is totally possible.
Consider the following tips for taking your office on the road as smoothly as possible:
1. Get your (electronic) ducks in a row: Before heading out, make sure you have all the tools you need in order to easily communicate and effectively do your job, whether that be a laptop, tablet, and/or cell phone with all the necessary data, programs, and apps already installed and ready to go.
2. Travel light: Pack a small bag with versatile wardrobe options and try to find a place with laundry access if you plan on staying awhile. You won’t exactly have to dress to impress as you normally would at the office, and interactions with people outside your immediate travel group are likely to be minimal right now anyway.
3. Find a work-friendly location: Pick your travel accommodations based on your ability to have access to an optimal work space such as a designated business area with a desk, chair, and reliable internet. Bonus points if you’re able to score an “office” with an ocean view—or at least access to an ocean!
4. Get in the know: Research the area you’re visiting and find out what types of restrictions are in place. For example, is there a mandatory quarantine based on where you’re coming and going from? Find out exactly what is open and to what extent, as business operations can vary widely from place to place and sometimes even from day to day.
No matter how you decide to work and travel during these interesting times, book a stay at Capistrano SurfSide Inn! And as soon as you log off for the day, our oceanfront units are just steps from the ocean where there’s plenty of room and ways to play.