Have you ever dreamed of swapping your workplace for the rest of the world? Maybe it’s when you’re half an hour into a dreary commute, or perhaps it’s when you spend another week working at your kitchen table while it rains outside. If this sounds all too familiar, I invite you to have a quick look at my Vegan Travel guide for Guatemala and get travel planning!
Let’s trade offices for memory-making moments, commutes for community, and clock-watching for co-working. Whether you’ve got a 9-5 that needs shaking up, or you’re an entrepreneur looking for a totally new experience, here are five reasons to take your job on the road for one life-changing month.
1: Improve Your Work-Life Balance
“I’ll just reply to one more email”. “I’ll take a lunch break later”. “I’ll only work on the weekend this one time”. When we’re working from an office or at home, it’s all too easy to get complacent when it comes to switching off.
But, when you take your job on the road, you’ll be in a different mindset completely. In fact, a recent survey found that almost 70% of respondents chose ‘flexibility in how I spend my time’ as the number one benefit to working remotely.
That’s not to say that we won’t be productive in Guatemala. We’ll just make sure that work and real-life go hand in hand – with plenty of volcano hikes, optional yoga sessions and sunset meet-ups to help us unwind! With epic landscapes to explore and friendly locals to meet, you’ll be reminded that there’s a whole other world away from your laptop.
2: Boost Your Productivity
Talking of productivity, did you know that 60% of travellers feel more productive when travelling for business? This isn’t surprising given that switching up your surroundings and resetting your routines can breathe new life into your workflow.
When you take your business on the road, you’ll likely be much more excited to get stuck in. Your desk view will be more beautiful, morning coffee more energising, and post-work wander more invigorating! Plus, you won’t have the usual distractions of day-to-day life. It’s the most productive form of escapism.
Throughout the month in Guatemala, we’ll also enjoy goal-setting workshops and presentations, making sure you’re inspired to keep succeeding long after the adventure wraps up. We’ll all be working together, soya milk cappuccinos in hand, celebrating each other’s achievements day-to-day—all with this view!
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3: Form New Friendships
The beauty of travelling is that you get to meet incredible people from every corner of the globe, all united by a passion for exploration. When you work and travel with Vegan Adventure Holidays, you’ll also join a community of like-minded vegans with their own businesses and passion projects to share.
It’s amazing how quickly you form deep connections when you’re out of your comfort zone – whether that’s by strolling the colourful streets of Antigua, toasting vegan marshmallows on an active volcano, or salsa dancing with the locals!
Who knows – once you’ve ticked a month in Guatemala off your bucket list, you might even be able to stay with your new friends on a future co-working trip!
4: Soak Up New Experiences
It’s easy to let life pass us by when we’re busy at work, but killing it in business doesn’t have to mean missing out on the good stuff! When you travel and work at the same time, you won’t need to compromise on either.
This is especially true when you explore Guatemala in true Vegan Adventure Holidays style! My one-month programme is jam-packed with might-just-change-your-life experiences; we’ll volunteer in a local animal sanctuary, soak up awesome sunsets on a day hike, kayak through glittering lakes, and so much more!
The best part? You won’t need to be out-of-office. Fancy checking your emails on a hike? Feeling inspired to create on the go? Just met a potential new business partner on a bike ride? Combining work with wanderlust doesn’t need to set you back. It could just be the gateway to a whole new lifestyle.
5: Feel More Creative
If you feel like you’re in a creative rut, doing something soul-shaking could just be the answer! From vibrant new flavours to fresh fragrances, taking your business on the road for a month is sure to jolt your senses in the best way possible. Unsurprisingly, living abroad has been shown to spark creativity.
Refresh your surroundings, let killer ideas flow to you, and see life and work from a brand-new perspective. You’ll learn from local business owners and fellow digital nomads and be inspired by the incredible discoveries on your doorstep.
In Guatemala, I’ll also make sure you can get into a creative headspace without wobbly Wi-Fi connections or limited vegan food options! You’ll have everything you need to get stuck in and more.
If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of working and travelling in Guatemala, you can learn everything you need to know in this vegan travel guide or get in touch to ask any questions you might have. I can’t wait to welcome you to Guatemala!
Emma – Vegan Adventure Holidays