Are you in the middle of planning a well-deserved RV holiday? Whether you have plans of visiting just one park for a short stay, or you’ve got more lofty goals of touring around the country, spending time in an RV can be one of the most relaxing modes of travel. You set the pace, choose the destinations and determine how the holiday will play out.
But just because you’ll be in your RV traveling, doesn’t mean you’re able to disconnect from work completely. If you want to take an extended break from the office, you may still need to be available remotely. So, for those who need to be able to stay productive with work while RV’ing, here are some tips that can help.
Does the Park Offer Wi-Fi Capability?
Making sure you can stay connected to work and being productive even while vacationing typically requires reliable Wi-Fi. The internet provides you with access to important work-related data, files, and information and even the ability to take part in video conferences or instant messaging with co-workers. The problem is that not every RV park in the state, or the country for that matter, is set up to offer connectivity.
However, there are some providers that allow you to self-install a connection. For example, Wyyerd collaborates with Lake Pleasant RV Park in Arizona, offering guests the option of modem and router rental and a choice of internet packages during their stay. Making sure you understand how to use the equipment and that it will fit your needs can make working while RV’ing a breeze and not the chore you thought it would be.
If you plan on touring around and staying at different RV parks, this means checking each one to ensure it meets your needs. If it doesn’t, then it’s probably best to choose another park.
Make Sure You Have the Necessary Equipment
To be available online and get the work done, there is also some basic equipment you’ll need. A laptop that can act as your workstation and potentially a fax and or printer may be necessary. Make sure you not only have the hardware, but the software needed to do your job smoothly. Ideally, your RV will also have a spot you can set up as your remote workspace, even if that means using the dining table temporarily.
Schedule Your Time Wisely
This is a tip that comes in handy in the office as well, and it’s learning how to schedule and manage your time wisely. Because you don’t want to be trapped in front of your laptop all day, in meetings and working on files, try to find ways to get as much done as early in the day as possible. This still gives you the rest of the day to be in vacation mode. You may even be able to schedule all your work for a couple of days, leaving the rest of the week open.
Just because you have plans to be out of the office for a while, doesn’t mean work has to stop. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to work remotely, then your RV travels don’t have to interfere at all.