My last two vacations have been workations. I went to Florida in July 2008 and extended my time there by three days by bringing work with me to do a couple rainy days. This past week, I did the same thing for my trip to Alaska. I was able to spend 10 days there instead of 7 by setting aside a few hours on three separate days to get a few things done while I was out of town.
Some people may look down upon bringing work with you when you are away, but I find it to be a great way to manage to spend more time away from the office. If I had shut down completely, I may have come home to a great deal more work and not been able to enjoy my vacation as much as I did.
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