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What Do You Need When Working While Traveling

One in five Americans works from home. Conclusion? More people work from home than ever before. But working from home in many cases means that you can also work from wherever you want. And many people take that route. Only to return home with no work done at all.

That might not be a problem until you need to pay bills that you can’t afford to pay due to your lack of work. So how do you avoid this problem when working while traveling?

Have a Basic Plan

Whether you have a very brief or detailed plan, you do need to have some basic knowledge of what you are going to do on a given day as otherwise, you might end up doing nothing at all.

And that’s the biggest problem when it comes to working while traveling.
That doesn’t mean that you should have a detailed plan. It only means that if detailed planning works for you. Gretchen Rubin explains in her new book that there are four different tendencies that people have. And depending on what tendency you have, it might not be beneficial to have detailed plans, regardless of what everybody says to you.

There’s no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to this. It’s simply whatever works for you.

There are several different ways of planning, but these two that are about to be mentioned are ones that will work for most people once they adjusted to personal needs. Perhaps you will need more details in these. Perhaps you will need less.

  • Detailed Plan: This is the type of plan that involves planning the time you will be working at and how much work you will be doing. You know when you will be doing what and where it will be done.
  • Very Brief Plan: No scheduled times. Instead, simply what you need to get done without that “need” attitude. As people that work better with this type of a tendency work better when they are not feeling forced to do something. “What do you need to get done so your day tomorrow is better?” That’s the best way to look at it. There’s not a need to have a time assigned for these tasks, people that work better with this type of planning work better with freedom.

Don't Leave Without VPN

Now that you got through the issue of actually getting work done, you need to consider that you might not be able to actually get any work done while traveling due to situations outside of your control.

Go to the cafe. Start researching what you need to write about. Click on that video. Watch that ad. Get a big sign after watching that ad that states that the video you tried to play is not available in your country. That’s what will happen, but on the bright side, the ad still worked.

VPN is the solution to one of the biggest problems that you could have when on a computer and when working while traveling. If you want to access all the content that you want to access regardless of the country you are in, VPN will allow you to do that.

There’s plenty of free solutions out there, but they tend to be slow, and that won't help you get work done while traveling. PrivateVPN offers high-speed unlimited bandwidth to over 44 thousand satisfied customers. And if you require any assistance, customer service works 24/7.

But VPN only works when it comes to accessing content if there are enough servers. If there’s not a server in Croatia, you will not be able to access Croatian content that is only available in Croatia. PrivateVPN offers servers in 55 locations with new servers added frequently to make sure that you are able to access all the content that you need.

So whether you want to access content in Poland, the US, Mexico, or South Korea, you will be able to do so.

And since when you travel, you are not connected to your own Wi-Fi, you are always at a bigger risk when it comes to keeping your information safe. And you don't want to write something confidential only to see it leaked a few days later.

If you care about protecting your identity along with your work, VPN will help with that.

Conclusion: Working While Traveling Is Possible

There’s plenty of other things that can help you when working while traveling but these are some of the essentials. There’s no need to say that you need internet. Protecting yourself via PrivateVPN is something that needs to be mentioned though.

Working while traveling can be really fun, but while you want to make sure that you don’t work too little, you also want to make sure that you don’t work too much. Make sure you plan entertainment too, whether with plenty of details or by saying that you will go exploring.

Now, go travel.

Written by Michael Smolski.