The Workcation: Can You Really Work And Travel?

We all remember that moment in The Shining. When Wendy discovers the thoughts of her husband typed over and over across multiple pages: “all work, no play makes Jack a dull boy”. 

It’s a pretty scary moment, but it actually makes a lot of sense. All work and no play does make bores of us all, which is why – although it’s not really our cup of tea in terms of a slogan – we offer you a way to get away from it all.

Ariescape motorhomes guarantee a way to cut loose and leave your responsibilities behind for a while, replacing them instead with some gorgeous landscapes, historic monuments and a multitude of roads that can take you wherever you want to go.

Sadly, however, getting away from work is not always that easy. If you have booked a motorhome holiday with the family, but work has suddenly got very hectic, you may find yourself having to choose between the two. But you don’t want to let your family or your team down, and this is why working and travelling might be the only option. 

Don’t panic, though. With a bit of foresight, you can make sure that both your work and your travels are given ample time, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. To help you out, here’s a little run down of what you need to do to stay productive whilst on your holiday: 

Plan, Plan, Plan

When it comes to productivity, planning is always essential. If you have gone for motorhome hire in Scotland, you will have plenty of time and space between destinations to get your work done. This will mean that, when you reach said destination, you have the luxury to let loose and enjoy yourself a bit. 

Try to factor in timings. After all, you don’t want to constantly have that niggling thought that you should be working whilst you’re trying to have fun. With organisation and a tight schedule, you will know exactly when to work and when to get the hiking gear on and explore Scotland with the family.

Synchronize All Of Your Data

On a practical level, you need to be prepared that you actually have the ability to work whilst travelling. Make sure that you not only have your laptop, phone, chargers, and notebooks. But also make sure that you have made a copy of your data in case you find yourself without internet. 

This is also important for those of you who struggle to stay focused. Having your data synchronised on your devices means that you can work offline, which means there are no distractions or temptations to quickly check your social media when you’re supposed to be productive.

Have A Few Contingencies In Place

Motorhome holidays don’t always go to plan. Bad weather means that you might choose one destination over the other, and traffic can get in the way of reaching a destination on time. In this way, you need to be prepared that your schedule might have to shift and change. 

That’s okay, though, because you have made that schedule, which means it can be easily tampered with. If you do not have a schedule, then that’s when things get a little tricky. Ensure that you have put contingencies in place to reorganise your tasks and regain control when things start to get a bit awry.

Put Yourself On A Red Light

It’s also very important to ensure you are on a red light whilst on your motorhome holiday. This means that your colleagues and boss understand that you are not supposed to be in the office, so you will not get any extra tasks. If people aren’t aware of your situation, you might end up being given even more work on top of what you already need to do. Being the lovely person that you are, you’ll likely say yes to it too. 

But you need to think about your family in this situation. If you are travelling with children, for instance, they will have been very excited not only for the holiday but to spend time with you. In this way, you need to ensure you don’t complicate things, or ruin the balance between work and your holiday. So, make sure you’re on a red light and unavailable for more commitments.

Choose Your Holiday!

As a last pointer, we’re going to suggest that you go against this whole article. That’s right, if you’re suddenly finding yourself having to juggle work and your holiday, choose your holiday! It’s not often that you get to have some time away and it’s emotionally and physically important that you give yourself space and relaxation. 

We know it’s not often possible – which is why this article exists in the first place – but you should try as hard as you can to ensure your plans remain the same. Your work should be able to go without you for a small while, and Scotland is too good a place to miss while your head is down in some spreadsheets. Enjoy your holiday, enjoy the country, and enjoy the endless possibilities that the open road gives to you!