You’ve planned a trip to the beach, only to realize you don’t have enough paid time off to go. Fortunately, there’s good news: You don’t need PTO to go on vacation because there are several things you can do to make it happen without taking much time off from work (maybe none at all). We’ll have you relaxing poolside and sipping your favorite drink in no time.
Need another reason to go on that much-needed vacation? Studies suggest you’ll be even happier after coming back from a short trip than you would after a long one. Plus vacations can help give you increased mental motivation when you return to work.
Instead of giving up on vacationing altogether, check out these ways to travel this summer when you have limited time or money to spare.
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Taking your work with you while your family enjoys vacationing may sound soul-crushing, not to mention counter-productive. But if you absolutely have to work, you can at least make the most of it by working from home from somewhere else. An ocean view beats the back of your co-worker’s head any day.
Pay for a plan to hotspot your phone. It’s worth the expense to be in surroundings that lighten your mood, and you can stop the subscription after you get back. Bring an external battery pack to keep your devices going if lounge chair outlets are limited. A screen glare reducer can help you actually see what you’re doing in bright sunshine.
Make sure you know how to work your corporateso you’ll be able to access your files. If you have important meetings you can’t miss, that’s what video chat apps like or are for. When the sun goes down, you’ll really