All the reasons why you need to take a Workation

The concept of “workation” has emerged as the latest trend, combining the words “work” and “vacation” in response to a significant shift in the traditional work structure.

In recent times, there has been a notable transformation in the professional realm, with #remotework becoming the new standard rather than an exception.

Instead of confining yourself to a home office or the typical workspace, a workation presents the opportunity to explore fresh destinations while still efficiently managing your workload.

The conventional 9-5 office-based model, where individuals are bound to their desks for 40 hours a week, is gradually losing favor in our current society. The emphasis now lies on flexibility and achieving a healthy work-life balance, a shift that numerous businesses are recognizing and adapting to.

Work and travel

Is the Workation for me?

Whether you’re a freelancer, an entrepreneur, a digital nomad or an employee of a company endorsing remote work, a change of scenery can be the solution for a much-needed creative break.

If you have that irrestistible wanderlust and wish to traverse the globe while continue making money, consider allocating some time for a workation.

That’s why at Andiámonos we decided to promote this format, where you can travel the world, while meeting like-minded professionals and sharing local and absolutely rewarding experiences in a fresh context.

In this article, you will find myriad reasons why you should hop on a plane and spend your workation in a villa with Remote Workers from across the globe!

We take advantage of this article to remind you the importance of a travel insurance, that covers you against any kind of health emergency, repatriation, lost baggages, cancellations etc. Paying a small amount always worths it, as even for an insignificant health issue, costs abroad can be truly high. If you don’t have a travel insurance, you can get a 5% discount by booking with the international company IATI.

Remote Working from an idyllic location with worldwide professionals

Tons of benefits:

Increased productivity and creativity

A change of scenery will help you break out of your usual routine and improve your productivity. A workation can help you focus on your work while also providing a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Furthermore, by visiting different places and cultures and living local experiences, you are helping you get a new worldview, that definetely will inspire your work process and boost your creativity.

Network opportunity

A workation can provide fruitful networking opportunities as you are sharing knowledge, experience and moments with like-minded professionals with a diverse background.

Those endorphines coming from exploration

The blend of unfamiliar landscapes, diverse cultures and fresh experiences not only sparks creativity but also fosters a profound sense of well-being and fulfillment, making work and travel a harmonious synergy… and a great source of inspiration!

Less burnout, more mental and physical health

A workation offers a completely new perspective into your work and personal life, broadening your horizons and gaining mental health.

In fact, exploring new destinations has the potential to enhance your cognitive capabilities. When immersed in unfamiliar environments and diverse cultures, your brain establishes new neural connections and can even mend existing ones. This phenomenon is termed neuroplasticity and it is substantially enhanced by the absorption of fresh and stimulating information—similar to what you expose your brain to during travels.

Neuroplasticity plays a crucial role in effective work, memory retention, and acquiring new knowledge. Therefore, integrating work and travel offers a remarkable cognitive boost, delivering your brain a stream of varied and rejuvenating stimuli. This not only enhances neuroplasticity but also elevates your overall work performance.

Furthermore, the workation feeling encourages more activity, including taking more frequent breaks during work. Instead of going for coffee or lounging on the sofa, you tend to choose more active ways to spend your free time. This can be a simple walk combined with sightseeing, swimming, sports, as surfing, yoga, runnning, SUP etc. Movement, physical effort and oxygenation of the body are therefore equivalent to reduced stress and improve physical health.

Increased job satisfaction

Work flexibility is increasingly appreciated and even demanded by employees, who want the freedom to choose where they work from to decide for themselves that tomorrow they want to be in a different place than today. Without this option, they may be less motivated and may even look for an employer that provides them with this dynamic work environment, allowing individuals to escape the monotony of a traditional office setup.

Improve staff retention

Offering workations as a perk demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being, promoting a healthier work-life balance. The opportunity for a change of scenery and a blend of work and leisure can enhance job satisfaction, reduce burnout, and boost overall morale. By recognizing and accommodating the desire for flexibility and a more dynamic work experience, companies can create a culture that values employee happiness, ultimately increasing staff loyalty and retention.

No lost work days

There’s so much planet to explore! And for a traveler, the number of paid vacation days is never enough, isnt’ it? During a workation you work from a nice destination and taste the holiday feeling without sacrificing precious vacation days.

The perfect work-life balance

Workations allow you to combine work with leisure and enjoy a better work-life balance. Organizing your own schedule, means more time for yourself to enjoy those life pleasure that don’t fit in your daily routine: learning a new skill or language, taking surf class, having a nice dinner with new like-minded people, finally reading that book, or just chilling with a glass of wine…

You can explore new destinations, try new activities, and spend time connecting with like-minded travelers and with yourself, while still being able to get your work done.

The Andiámonos goal through Workations

Andiámonos is not just a travel platform —it’s a gateway to a new way of living, traveling and working.

Networking Beyond Borders: cultivating human connections in unique settings

Imagine working with like-minded individuals against the backdrop of stunning landscapes or engaging in insightful discussions during a shared meal in our villa with pool.

Workations provide an unparalleled opportunity to expand professional networks while forging friendships in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Our customized networking events facilitate meaningful connections, creating a global community of professionals who share experiences, ideas and insights.

Rising people potential while supporting Slow Travel destinations

Slow traveling allows you to make a better connection with a place and its customs, not rushing and experiencing the real essence of the proposed destination.

Whether it’s gaining a deeper understanding of autochthonous cultures, exploring new cuisines, living traditions or embarking on local adventures, participating in a workation with Andiámonos encourage a holistic approach to personal and professional development, while supporting local communities and environment.

The benefits extend far beyond the professional realm, encompassing personal growth, enhanced productivity and a global network of human connections. By embracing the freedom to work from anywhere, individuals can unlock their full potential, redefine success on their terms, and embark on a journey of continuous exploration and achievement. The fusion of work and leisure not only enhances creativity but also promotes self-discovery, as individuals find new facets of themselves in diverse and enriching environments.

Join our community today and redefine your work-life balance in the most extraordinary way.
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What happens in your brain when you leave your comfort zone and explore a new place? Find out in this video between Posit Science’s cofounders, Dr. Michael Merzenich and Jeff Zimman.