Friday Apr 12, 2024

Traveling and Working Remotely

Traveling and Working Remotely

In this episode of Go See Do Explore, hosts Christopher and Ashleigh share their tips for traveling while working remotely. They discuss how to take advantage of time differences, arrange your work schedule around travel, and choose accommodations and transportation that enable productivity on the road.

Key Tips for Remote Work While Traveling

  • Go west to start work early and have afternoons free or go east to have mornings free
  • Arrange your work schedule around travel plans to minimize disruption
  • Book travel and accommodations with reliable WiFi
  • Prioritize bandwidth when choosing lodging
  • Use a VPN and mobile hotspots as a backup internet source
  • Choose small, lightweight laptops with long battery life
  • Bring portable monitors or use tablets as a second screen
  • Take walking breaks to avoid sitting all day
  • Use noise-cancelling headphones and find quiet workspaces

Working Remotely on a Cruise

Christopher shares his experience working remotely while on a transatlantic cruise. He recommends choosing cruise ships with Starlink internet if possible, as it is higher quality than traditional satellite internet. Be prepared for periods with no internet access while at sea. Using VoIP apps for meetings can help manage lower bandwidth for video calls. He also suggests bringing a travel router to securely share bandwidth and access content. While cruise ship internet is notoriously bad, remote work is definitely possible with the right planning and expectations.

Wine Break: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde

Christopher and Ashleigh highlight vinho verde from Portugal during their wine break. Vinho verde means "green wine" and is a young, slightly effervescent white wine made in northern Portugal. It is inexpensive, refreshing, and lower in alcohol. The hosts fell in love with this quintessential Portuguese wine during their recent trip and recommend seeking it out.

Destination Spotlight: Sintra, Portugal

In the destination spotlight, Christopher and Ashleigh discuss the highlights of Sintra, Portugal. Located just an hour train ride from Lisbon, it makes for an easy and popular day trip. The main attraction is the colorful Pena Palace and its surrounding gardens. Other sites include the Moorish Castle ruins and Quinta da Regaleira estate. The hosts recommend staying overnight if possible, as there is more to explore than can be seen in a day.

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