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Do Working Vacations Really Work?

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If your job allows you the flexibility and freedom to work remotely, you may be considering taking a working vacation—even when you don’t have much time off. Below are a few ways to make your working vacations work for you.

Be Strategic About Your Travel Time

If you can, travel after your workday is done, so that you don’t cut into either your work day or your 2 days off each week. Or plan it so that you can work a bit on the plane. Just keep in mind, that productivity can prove challenging when traveling.

Schedule Your Work Hours Before You Arrive

Schedule your work hours before you arrive to your destination. This will help you to avoid the temptation of putting your work off. It will also make it easier to plan your excursions and fun. Leave a bit of cushion in your schedule, but not too much. Also, be sure to let your clients and colleagues know when you will be available.

Even if you work fairly standard business hours, you will be able to enjoy your location in the evenings and on the weekends. To make things easier, try to stay in a time zone that is less than a 4-hour time difference.

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