Working from Home and Homeschooling? Why not do it in Paradise?
The “new normal” has come with a lot of challenges — working from home while homeschooling, switching from in-person celebrations to virtual events and possibly postponing a trip or two. And that’s just to name a few of the easier changes.
But now that travel has opened up again, in most places, and most of us have (hopefully!) settled into our new routines of working and schooling from home, we can start to take advantage of the newfound freedom these changes offer us. We don’t have to wait for vacation days or school holidays.
Nowadays, with being at home, no vacation days or school holidays are required!
You Can Easily Make Work Abroad “Work” for Your Family
Working, homeschooling and traveling? All at the same time?!
At first glance, it sounds a little intimidating, but working and going to school while traveling doesn’t need to be difficult — if you make the right choices. Choosing the right destination and the right resources make it easy.
For example, a villa versus a hotel or resort. It gives your family privacy and convenient amenities right at your fingertips! It also gives you all the space you need to spread out, so everyone can get their work done in peace before coming together again for fun in the afternoons and evenings.
In addition, choosing a more laid-back and low-key destination can further reduce some of the stress that comes with working and schooling remotely, because as soon as you’re done with your last Zoom meeting, you can head out to the beach, the hiking trails or wherever you consider your most rejuvenating corner of the map.
Villas of Distinction offers luxury villa rentals, complete with all the space and services you need (including a personal chef, if you so choose), all over the globe, from St. John to Sri Lanka.
Educational Opportunities Abound
Using travel as a convenient way to supplement your child’s education is nothing new. Just take a look at the ed-venture trend, that includes some parents even going so far as to withdraw their children from school completely, to travel full-time while homeschooling.
If you’ve previously strived to provide enriching educational opportunities to your children while traveling, now’s the time to expand that effort — and you can do so while your child still remotely attends their traditional school. It’s truly an opportunity that many parents haven’t had up until this point.
The options are nearly endless, and there’s absolutely no need to travel to a crowded city to visit equally crowded museums.
Escape to Hawai’i for ecotourism opportunities that give you and your family a glance at some of Hawai’i’s most important historical, cultural and ecological elements, from taro farming to national parks. While in Kaua’i for my specialist training, we visited the Ho`opulapula Haraguchi (historic) Rice Mill. Lyndsey taught us all about taro. It was an amazing learning opportunity, and I would do it again!
Enjoy Mexico’s sunny shores. Explore its ancient ruins, culture, and wildlife beyond popular spots like Cancun and Mexico City.
Dive into the rainforests of Costa Rica for unprecedented lessons on biodiversity and sustainability.
It’s all at your fingertips.
Now’s the Time for That Multi-gen Trip
Multigenerational travel has been a growing travel trend for a while now. HospitalityNet reports that up to 40% of the $270 billion leisure travel market is multigenerational.
If you’ve yet to take a multigenerational trip (especially because of scheduling conflicts), take advantage of your entire family’s newfound freedom to work, school and play wherever the wind takes you, and plan a multi-gen trip (after everyone’s appropriately quarantined, of course).
The Benefits of Experiential Travel for Your Family and,
More Importantly, Your Kids are Extensive
Beyond multigenerational travel continuing to grow in popularity, experiential travel is also growing. Demand is up for travel experiences that go beyond simply lying on the beach at an all-inclusive resort. Travelers want experiences that resonate with them on an emotional level. They want experiences that are memorable, that make an impact and that they’ll be talking about for years to come.
If you’ve yet to plan an experiential trip, now is a great time to jump on the trend and see the benefits for yourself.
Experiential travel offers children the opportunity to connect with the local culture in more immersive ways. They see the impact their travel has on a community and their environment. They really get to know a place, versus just seeing it. As a result, it builds children into lifelong lovers of travel, and not just avid travelers, but avid, responsible travelers.
Start Planning Now — And Get the Kids Involved
Are you ready to truly take advantage of all this newfound freedom and plan an extended stay in paradise that’s not just a relaxing getaway from normal life — but an opportunity to spend more time with the people you love, doing things you love?
Start planning and give your children the opportunity to get involved right from the start. The trip planning can be an excellent educational moment. From helping pick the best destination to choosing itinerary activities, studies are showing that Gen Alpha (those born 2010 and later) is already becoming more involved in families’ travel planning, resulting in more rewarding trips for the entire family.
Talk to the team at Anytime Travel Agency to discuss your family’s upcoming travel plans today! Whether it’s an educational tour through the Costa Rican rainforest, a villa stay in the Caribbean or an immersive multi-gen experience in another destination, we can help you make your travel dreams a reality.