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Work And Play: 5 Tricks To Working Remotely While Traveling The World

Work And Play: 5 Tricks To Working Remotely While Traveling The World

Every time you open Instagram it seems like all of your friends are jetting off on adventures around the world, and you’re always left wondering how they manage it with work responsibilities. The big secret is that many of these people have jobs that allow them to work remotely. Many millennials, a generation predicted to spend $1.4 trillion on travel every year by 2020, are working as freelancers, in contract positions, or at jobs that allow them to work remotely. This flexibility gives them the freedom to travel, but there are some key tricks to still getting the job done while having fun on the road.

Work And Play: 5 Tricks To Working Remotely While Traveling The World

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  1. Pick the right destination
    The biggest amenity you need to account for when traveling and working is internet access. Remote working is only possible through being able to communicate digitally. While something like a cruise may be enticing because the ships provide entertainment and activities for all ages while taking you to seaside destinations, you may have to fight against spotty or limited Wi-Fi. Make sure that you’ll be able to get internet access wherever you go, and consider traveling to major cities like Los Angeles or Chicago, which can guarantee that you’ll have good service.
  2. Find a comfortable place to stay
    While hostels are a famously affordable lodging option for travelers, they aren’t the most comfortable or work-oriented. When you’re traveling and working, you’ll want to make sure that you have a set environment that is conducive to getting work done. Many people opt to find lodging through Airbnb or similar services, and others even rent or sublet apartments for longer stays. You’ll want to make sure the services and stores you like are nearby as well. With 54% of Americans over 18 years of age drinking coffee every day, convenient coffee shops are a necessity for many working travelers.
  3. Establish a good remote workflow
    Being in a new city, or even country presents many temptations to explore to your heart’s content and leave your work behind. However, to ensure that you keep your job you’ll need to set a routine and boundaries so that you are still productive in your nomadic environment. Make a clear schedule for yourself that includes work times and exploring times and stick to it. To stay on top of everything, be sure to factor in any time zone differences between you and your colleagues back home.
  4. Budget for the extra and hidden costs
    While you’ll still be making money because you’re working, you’ll need to be mindful of hidden expenses adding up. As previously mentioned, you’ll likely be renting or using Airbnb to stay comfortable, both of which can be more expensive than a traditional hotel or hostel. Other factors, like transportation costs, restaurant bills, and every coffee you order at the nearby shop, can add up quickly and leave you with less spending money than you anticipated.
  5. Give yourself ample time to prepare
    Before you adventure off to a new place with your laptop in hand, be sure that everything is in order. This is especially important for those taking extended trips. You’ll have to make sure that you’ve notified any supervisors and colleagues that you will be working remotely for a few months. You will also have to think about who is going to care for your home and any plants and pets you have there while you’re away. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure you’ve notified your bank, have a new SIM card for your phone, and that all of your documents for customs are in order.
Work And Play: 5 Tricks To Working Remotely While Traveling The World

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It is entirely possible to have the best of both worlds and be able to work and play at the same time. With efficient planning and open communication, you will be able to join those you previously envied and post goal-worthy travel pictures on Instagram.

Hyatt Regency’s It’s Good Not to Be Home Campaign

Sometimes the best times are spent away from home. Away from your normal routine, your daily stress, so forth. We think a little escape is from your daily grind is an essential need. Whether you’re escaping for business or pleasure, the Hyatt Regency celebrates your escape with their It’s Good Not to Be Home campaign. A campaign that highlights all the reasons it’s good to get away from home and enjoy a few days at the Hyatt Regency. One of the first things we were told to do when we arrived was to exchange our shoes for a pair of plus Hyatt Regency bedroom slippers to be really comfortable during the event……we and several other guests happily complied.

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This fall, the Hyatt Regency asked travelers to share their ideas on how to make their business travel experiences and time away from home even better. Now in its second year, “It’s Good Not to Be Home” was created from the very true concept that as much as we like to be home, we humans love and enjoy the freedom to break away from our normal routine while traveling. These innovations, dreamed up by business travelers, will be used for inspiration for future Hyatt Regency experiences and amenities.

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Those experiences were debuted at the Hyatt Regency event held at their Jersey City location. The first being Personal trainer Gunnar Peterson’s and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and Cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s in-room food and fitness routine, encouraging guests to stay fit and eat a balanced meal to be and remain productive during their trip; and the second is Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley pairing up with tech mogul and businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg to create an on-the-go beauty bar where guests can relax, reset, and indulge.

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Attendees of the event had a chance to partake in those experiences, previewing what Hyatt Regency guests will soon enjoy as future Hyatt Regency amenities at all their locations. Thanks to this event, we had the wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with Designer Cynthia Rowley, enjoy an almost unlimited supply of delicious Cronuts, and enjoy a little Hyatt Regency swag

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The event was incredibly amazing and we really did not want to go home. The Hyatt Regency made it really difficult to leave the event. The bar was flowing, the food was amazing, almost all of our wishes were fulfilled, constant pampering, no dishes had to be done, so why would we want to go home? Take it from us when we say if you’re traveling soon, let the Hyatt Regency show you why it’s good not to be home.

Holiday 2014 Travel Beauty Essentials from Sephora

Traveling for the holidays? Packing essentials for that holiday trip includes more than just clothing and gifts for loved ones. Keeping a fresh and beautiful face during and after traveling is key this season and no one wants a bad hair day. What better place to get all of your must-have items in travel-friendly sizes than at beauty haven, Sephora. Pack your bags with all of these portable and TSA friendly beauty products

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper 7-Piece Holiday Set ($89, $216 Value) – This original makeup bag designed by Marc Jacobs contains the new Style Eye-con No.3 in The Star and Lust for Lacquer Sheer Lip Vinyl in Kiss, as well as the classic Magic Marc’er Precision Pen, Lash Lifter Mascara, Honey Eau de Parfum mini rollerball, and a sleek, portable mirror so you can create a chic, flawless face.

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil ($28.00) – This beloved Argan Oil is transformed into a creamy, travel-friendly multitasker that can be used for so many beauty issues. At 2.2 oz, this miracle solution is great for dry hands, skin, and hair, and can be used to instantly add a radiant glow to cheeks, lips and eyes.

Ole Henriksen Oh La La Look At Her Glow Set ($44.00) – This four-piece set delivers instant radiance with travel-friendly sizes of Pure Truth™ Activating Oil, Truth Serum™ Collagen Booster, African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser™, and Truth to Go™ Wipes. Packed in a vibrant makeup bag, everything stays neatly in place no matter what your destination.

Sephora Collection Make an Entrance Brush Set ($59.00) – This chic bag adorned with glittering cut glass “jewels” holds five essential makeup brushes for flawless application. The bag’s retractable chain allows it to do double duty as a glamorous evening clutch for all of your holiday parties.

Bumble & bumble Ultimate Blow Dry to Go Duo ($12.00) – With a travel size Blow Dry Cream and travel size Thickening Hairspray, this petite duo will keep hair sleek and polished for every holiday soiree.

FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA The Twenty-Two ($55.00) – This impressive set contains twenty two mini lacquers in an array of classic creams, bright neons, cool chromes and splatter-effect top coats to mix and match. Grab one or two of your favorite shades in your travel bag for on-the go touch ups.

MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE Rollerball A Porter ($29.00) – This luxe portable rollerball comes in a chic, faux croc leather case with a bottle set with individual crystals. The intoxicating elixir is comprised of light florals, and a combination of fresh and sensual notes, including iris, freesia, night blooming jasmine and musks to create complexity and beauty.