How to Get Work Done Efficiently While Traveling

Posted on Mar 1 2019 - 6:28pm by Archie Ward

If you happen to be working or running a business, there’s no doubt that time is always an important factor for you. In fact, there’s no better time to admit that time is money. This is quite relatable when you get yourself in a situation where you have to travel and work at the same time. In most cases, postponing the work might just inconvenience you by taking up the little time you have left to rest upon your return.

In any case, nobody likes to do things during the last minute as you tend to find yourself rushing through it and making several mistakes. This brings us to the point of working while on travel. Since time isn’t on your side, this is probably the best solution for you as it can ensure that you get your work done and complete your journey. Here are some of the tips you can follow to make sure you can get your work done during travel.

Eat light and Stay Hydrated

The human digestive system is designed to take up a substantial amount of energy during digestion. This explains the reason why you easily become overpowered by sleep after a meal. If you’re traveling and working at the same time, you need to make sure that you don’t have too much to eat. This can only be a major limitation in the end as it can make you get comfortable and lazy.

All you need to do is eat enough to sustain you through most of the journey. You can then decide to bring along some fruits and snacks to keep your stomach filled throughout without feeling too tired afterward. On the other hand, you need to have a bottle of water to keep you hydrated. This is just a smart way of keeping yourself alert and awake.

Always Have Charge

There’s nothing more annoying than finishing your work and losing everything due to a low battery charge. In order to avoid this, you need to make sure that you keep extra power packing. Ideally, you can do this by bringing an extra battery that can give you that extra battery life that you need to complete your project.

Thanks to today’s technological advancements, you can keep extra power by carrying a power bank that can recharge your battery when it’s drained. Moreover, you can also employ the use of smart suitcases that allow you to charge your devices for a certain period of time.

Use a Business Lounge & Coworking Space

You may have a huge workload that needs to meet a particular deadline at the end of the day. This only means that you need the best possible environment that can facilitate this process without any unnecessary distractions.

Whatever the case may be, you need a place that’s free from distractions and disturbances. If you are at the airport and waiting for the flight, taking the time to visit the business lounge can really help. If you are in town, try to find the co-working space nearby. You can finally get the grand opportunity to work in peace and in the most ideal environment.

Pay for the Internet

Time flies and you don’t want to find yourself behind work due to slow or lack of internet. You have the option of paying for airport Wi-Fi or using a personal service provider. If you can get a good deal from your local provider, you should pay for their traveling internet service.

Avoid using free public Wi-Fi because you can place your data at risk. An alternative is to pay for premium Wi-Fi. That way, you can use the internet throughout your trip.

Consider The Virtual Private Server (VPS)

A virtual private server is simply a secluded and discrete server used for hosting purposes. By using VPS during your travels, you get the chance to remotely access your server without complications. This is a better option as compared to shared hosting where you have to call the host and share one server with other users.

Using a virtual private server is also fast since you don’t share the network with anyone else. Due to this reason, you get your work done in as little time as possible. The private server also protects your information from hackers because the data is encrypted.

Avoid Noise Disruptions

It’s pretty obvious that most of us are used to working in a quiet environment. Therefore, doing your work in an airport or train station can seem almost impossible for you because you have noise all around you.

You can counter these distractions by carrying noise-canceling headphones or earplugs that can let you work with ease. In addition, it’s scientifically proven that you can listen to calming music that lets you focus deeply on what you’re doing be it regular work or reading.


Traveling is an activity that can consume so much of your time. However, this shouldn’t be a reason to hinder you from finishing up on your work. All in all, you may never get past issues until you learn how to seek solutions.

Archie Ward
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Archie is a long time traveller in Asia, as well as a blogger, writer and entrepreneur. He wishes he could spend more time in Indonesia.