In May, Twitter announced that it would make remote work a permanent option for its 5,100 employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came as many find themselves working from home full time, no longer tethered to a traditional office environment.
While the adjustment can be incredibly challenging for workers, it may usher in a trend of long-term travel as more people may choose to work away from their home base.
“I’d say in general we’re seeing people take slightly longer trips this summer,” said vacation-rental company Vrbo President Jeff Hurst. “A lot of people have gotten comfortable that they don’t have to squeeze a nine-day vacation into six. They can take the extra days and maybe work a couple half-days remotely.”
When I was a freelance journalist, I spent most of my time working elsewhere, filing stories from Airbnbs, coffee shops, airport terminals, hostels and trains. From firsthand experience I can tell you that the freedom to work from anywhere is exhilarating — as well as infuriatingly difficult at times.
That experience on the road taught me that combining travel and remote work is absolutely possible if you have the right tools and mind-sets.
For additional insights, I spoke with other experts to help you make the most of your long-term trips once we can travel again. (Remember, health