With the ‘work from home’ culture becoming the new normal, workations have started gaining popularity. Travel mavericks are now rushing to the mountains, beaches and more to get their WFH sorted amid a picturesque setting. It is not only helping them kick out the boredom of work, but also explore the beautiful vistas around while on duty. If you too are planning to go on a workation, here are some essentials you must carry to make it easy and comfortable:
1. External Hard Drive
Working involves storing loads of important data in our systems and what would you do if your laptop runs out of space in the remote mountains? At that point of time, an external hard drive will come to your aid. You can take the backup of all your important data inside the hard drive and continue working by reducing the data load on your system. Meanwhile, here are 5 Indian resorts that are offering amazing workation stays.
Carry a good quality headphone, particular the one that can cancel external noise. There might be other people around in your resort, and you cannot tell them to remain shut when you’re on a meeting. Also, in empty zones, sounds of winds and birds can hinder the free flow of conversation. Thus, having a noise-cancelling headphone handy is absolutely necessary during a workation.
3. Foldable Laptop Table
Before travelling, call up the homestay or resort where you’ll put up to ask if there is a table in your room or if they can provide one. If not, carry a small foldable table to make your work hassle-free. If you put the laptop on the bed and sit on the same level, you will have to bend and work, which is bad for your backbone and eyes. Also, placing the laptop on the lap can have ill effects on your health. So, it is always advisable to put the laptop on an elevated table if you’re sitting on the bed.
There might be intermittent power cuts in the property where you’ll put up. So, it’s extremely vital to keep a power bank handy to charge your laptop, phone and other devices whenever and wherever needed. Try to pick up a power bank that is compatible with multiple kinds of chargers.
5. Portable Coffee Maker
Another thing you need to ensure is that whether there is a tea or coffee maker in the room from where you will be working. If the hotel fails to provide something similar, take a portable coffee maker, some coffee pouches, sugar and maybe chocolate syrup, along with you to make a delicious cuppa whenever you need.
6. Masks, Sanitizers, Disinfecting Wipes
This is the most important point you should take into consideration prior to planning your workation. The coronavirus is still spreading, therefore remember to carry extra face masks, sanitizers and disinfecting wipes. Before sitting in public places, rub your seat with a disinfecting wipe.
7. First Aid Kit With A Thermometer And Oximeter
Make a first-aid kit with necessary medicines, band-aids, crepe bandages, sprain-relief gels, anti-allergens, etc. Also keep scissors, safety pins and tweezers inside your medical kit. Apart from that, there should be some insect repellants and sting relief solutions too. Last but not the least, you must carry a thermometer to monitor your temperature in case you feel uneasy. Also, keep an oximeter to measure your oxygen level if needed.
8. Dry Snacks And Other Cooking Essentials
Carry some biscuits, cakes, chips and other dry snacks to satiate your small hunger pangs amid work. If the resort provides lunch and dinner, you can have them in their restaurant. If there is a kitchen facility, you can carry your own utensils, some wheat, rice, masalas, ready-to-make food items and more.
9. Toiletries And Towel
Since it is the pandemic time, it is best to use to own towel, shower cap and other toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste and more. Also, carry a liquid soap which can solve dual purposes of bathing and cleaning.
Make a file with all your important personal and official documents so that, while you’re far from home, if any important information is required, you can quickly provide it by searching it from your file.
If you’re a bookworm, you can also keep some good books with you to satisfy the reader in you during your free time. Apart from that, you might also carry an extra bedcover, a dust remover, creams, hair care essentials and more. Meanwhile, here’s how you can stay and work in Dubai without a visa: