Chaney Kwak interviewed folks like Wendy Perrin, Joe Brancatelli, and IT executives with involvement in the travel industry.
I was also interviewed, and here was my take:
Some hotel rooms lack power outlets. I always bring a compact power strip so I can recharge all of my devices at once. An air card or MiFi device is indispensable so I can even work in cabs. I actually love staying caught up with work while I’m away because if I don’t, all of the relaxation I’ve accomplished is immediately wiped away by the deluge I receive when I come back. I especially love traveling to Asia. Thanks to a 12-hour time difference, very little is happening the entire day that I’m on vacation, which leaves me free to enjoy without juggling any calls or crises.
Checking email just in the early morning hours of the day was echoed by two of the other contributors as well, though I find it easiest to do that when time zones cooperate.
And to be clear my comment about “I can even work in cabs” was about using technology to stay connected on the road, rather than on vacation… 🙂
How do you handle work while on holiday?