A reader recently wrote me with the following question:
“Hey Dude! I have a job that allows me to work remotely. For most of the year I never have to set foot inside the office. I’ve decided that I would like to use this setup to travel around the world and work at the same time. My question is: is this feasible? Will I be able to get internet in most places? Have you ever tried this?”
Welcome to the twenty-first century, dear reader! You can, in fact, work from just about any corner of the world. Here’s how:
You don’t have to be a rich man to teleconference. After all, it doesn’t really matter what your budget is: hostels, motels, and hotels in all but the poorest and most terrifying countries now have wifi and many offer this as a free service for guests. Also, whether you like it or not, any spot on the planet is, at most, only one block from a Starbucks or McDonalds – both of which have wifi for very reasonable prices.
But you need to ask yourself “Am I really going to do any work while I’m in a foreign land?” Probably not. If you can handle mixing business with pleasure, go for it. But beware that life is too short to ruin your holiday with power point presentations and video conferencing.