One of the perks of a remote worker is being able to work from virtually anywhere.
But if you haven’t noticed, most of these jet setters are single. This is quite understandable as they don’t have the responsibility of taking care of a family holding them down yet.
However, is it really so difficult to travel while working remotely – when you already have kids?
The simple answer is no.
Even parents can still enjoy going on a trip even while taking care of their kids.
And no, that doesn’t make you a bad parent.
It all comes down to proper planning and taking the leap even if life is a little bit more hectic because of the added responsibilities.
And here’s how you can do it.
Take Advantage of Your Kids’ School Breaks
If your kids are still in school, you might have reservations about disrupting their classes.
In that case, why not make use of their free time during the summer?
Instead of buying them yet another gadget, plan a local or international trip -and you might just give your children (and yourself) an unforgettable summer memory.
Don’t Neglect Your Children’s Education
Okay, so let’s say you want to travel – but the kids’ summer vacation is still quite far away.
You have a few options on how to go about this.
First, you can enroll your kids temporarily online so that they can continue their studies no matter where you are. Second, you can take over and teach them yourself.
Or if you plan on staying for more than a couple of months (like half a school year), then you can opt to enroll your kids at a local school.
Remember, traveling with a remote job can offer a great opportunity for your kids to learn about an entirely different culture.
Trips Don’t Have To Be To Someplace Far Away
Often, most people think that you need to fly abroad for an amazing vacation.
That is not necessarily the case.
(Unless you have the resources, then by all means, go ahead.)
Still, a quick getaway for the weekend to someplace close by can suffice.
Create -And Stick To- A Work Schedule
Before going on a trip, it’s best to visualize what your trip is going to look like first.
Think about what activities you and your family would want to do. This is so you can schedule them around your work hours.
For instance, if your kids want to go on day tours, then you can work on the majority of your tasks in the evening. (And vice versa!)
Fleshing out your itinerary can also help you plan ahead of time if you need to bring your equipment with you outside your accommodation or not.
Be Mindful About What to Bring on the Trip
Important things like documents, passports, tickets, etc. should be a given.
Consider also how the climate or weather at your decision may affect your wardrobe.
And as remote working parents, your laptop, backup Wi-Fi unit, and other equipment are extremely crucial.
Apart from exploring new countries and experiencing various cultures, working remotely while traveling abroad or domestically also has an additional benefit.
You can pick and choose a location that is best suited for you and your family without having to worry about being tied down to an office.
The world really is your oyster.
And so, if you feel like this lifestyle would fit you, then you can check out Remote Staff’s job listings. It is constantly updated, so there’s a wide range of positions available.
Remote Staff has also been in the industry for 15 years. Countless Filipino remote workers currently enjoy work-from-home opportunities and all the perks that come with them, parents included. Want to join the team? Register today!