One good thing this pandemic has brought us is the flexibility to work from home. Working from home frees up time we spent commuting, allowing us to focus on things we love – it also gives us the ability to work in our PJs. Yep, working from home is great, but do you know what’s better? Working from a holiday. You and the family can enjoy a little time away and the best part is, you don’t have to chew into those annual leave days – you can save them for another trip later in the year. How can you juggle working on holidays and having fun you ask? Here are a few tips to keep a good balance on your working holiday.
Write a packing list
It would be a complete headache if you had driven three hours to your holiday destination only to realise you left your laptop charger at home – #facepalm. To avoid this headache, make sure you plan ahead. Write a list of things you need to work remotely and tick them off once you pack them. Think about a typical workday and what you would use. Include things like your laptop, wireless mouse and keyboard, charger, pens, notepad, diary, and anything else you use daily.
Set up a work schedule
Let’s be honest, there will be many distractions whilst working on a holiday. Beautiful blue waters beckoning you to swim beneath their waves and stunning bushland and rainforests just begging to be explored. Schedule in a start time, breaks and end time and make sure you stick to it. To make the most out of your day, try getting up early and enjoy activities nearby before you kick into work mode. You can also schedule in a little fun during breaks and of course once your workday is over. Just remember not to overdo it, you don’t want to feel burnt out.
Keep the kids entertained
If you’re travelling with kids, the trick is to keep them entertained and out of your hair. Tasman Holiday Parks have many facilities on-site that will keep kids young and old amused. There are also many local attractions waiting to be explored. For the littlies, just make sure your partner is there to supervise. If you are travelling solo or your partner is working too, bring the grandparents along. They will love the extra time with the grandkids, making beautiful memories beneath the warm summer sun.
With a range of facilities, the kids will be entertained for hours
Make sure you stay somewhere with good Wi-Fi
There would be nothing worse than arriving at your holiday destination, setting up the laptop for a Teams meeting only to have the connection drop in and out – frustrating for both you and your work colleagues. Tasman Holiday Parks are all equipped with Wi-Fi so you can feel confident in your connection during your stay.
Travel close to home
It’s much easier to duck off for a working holiday when you don’t have far to travel. If you’re in Brisbane and surrounds, check out our family friendly caravan parks QLD in Hervey Bay, or discover the charming coastal town of Nambucca Heads. For those up north, check out our Airlie Beach caravan park and stay at the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, or relax where the reef meets the rainforest at South Mission Beach. You could also check our Rollingstone caravan park where a tropical paradise awaits you or Rowes Bay for a beachfront holiday in Townsville. The possibilities are endless.
Stay somewhere safe
Working remotely means taking some expensive equipment with you. That’s why it’s important to stay somewhere safe to avoid theft on your working holiday. Tasman Holiday Parks are committed to delivering safe, clean, and friendly holiday parks to ensure that while you are away from home, you’re never away from the comfort and security that home brings. You can feel confident that you and your belongings are safe and secure.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun. It can’t be all work and no play. Make sure you are taking your breaks and using that time to enjoy yourself.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your working holiday with Tasman Holiday Parks today.