Taking The New Home Office On The Road
With all the long-term changes that 2020 has brought us, working remotely has been one of the biggest changes across the globe. According to Stanford research, 42 percent of U.S. workers are working full-time from their homes and accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, making the United States, “a working-from-home economy.”
With this remote workforce, gone are the restraints of commuting to the office every day or waiting for the weekend for the much-needed road trip in order to enjoy a change of scenery or to escape the winter weather. Working remotely also has its health advantages. According to a survey by Airtasker, a trusted community platform, people who work remotely not only get more exercise daily but they are more productive with their work.
Many people are looking for new ways to take advantage of this remote work environment by looking for ways to travel comfortably, avoiding unnecessary contact with other travelers and still experiencing a trip.
Remote workers can find the ideal combination of relaxing, easy to get to destinations, with open spaces and fresh air, and the added bonus of resort-style connectivity at select Encore RV Resorts across the Sunbelt. Why work from home when you can spend your winter working a few months in Florida, Texas, and Arizona, soaking up that winter sun while being more productive at your job?
Many Encore locations boast new Wi-Fi installations, making it easy to jump on that Zoom call and send those timely emails as you work from your RV, cabin or cottage rental instead of the makeshift home office. Additionally, there is no need to leave your four-legged friends behind while working on the road, as many resorts offer pet-friendly rental units and feature onsite amenities like dog parks and pet stations for your traveling companions.
No need to spend extra money and board your lovable pooch, now you can bring them along. Best of all, there’s no need to use one of those virtual Zoom backgrounds for your next meeting—let the sunny outdoors be your backdrop while you’re working remotely.
When you clock out for the day, you don’t need to spend your time vacation planning or being stuck inside or shoveling snow. Just walk out your door into a vacation oasis with onsite amenities and outdoor activities that allow you to soak up the sun.
These Zoom backgrounds could become a reality when you take your home office on the road—and poolside—this winter at select Sunbelt Encore RV Resorts. Whether you’re escaping the cold weather, looking to get away for a working vacation, or just needing a change of scenery from the monotony of your home office, these resort destinations are ready to cater to the needs of all remote workers who would enjoy extending their summer-like weather into this winter.
Located in Kissimmee, Florida, Tropical Palms RV Resort is a hidden gem set on 69 beautiful sun-kissed acres that are the perfect Central Florida destination. Approximately four miles from Walt Disney World Resort and within walking distance from Old Town, working remotely from this popular resort is a breath of fresh air.
Stay connected in a variety of colorful rental cottages that will instantly transport you to a tropical state of mind. The resort’s convenient location, fun amenities, and great Wi-Fi connection will make you remind yourself whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure. Tropical Palms Resort is packed with amenities, and following CDC and social distancing protocols.
Pioneer Village RV Resort is a popular destination for people looking to escape those cold northern winters. Located in beautiful North Fort Myers, Florida, Pioneer Village is an age-qualified resort, conveniently located just minutes from top-ranked Gulf beaches like Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Whether you’re planning a work retreat with the whole family or going solo with your pup, working remotely is simple with the high-quality Wi-Fi available throughout the resort, including free Wi-Fi at the clubhouse, private mailboxes, and full business centers within a couple of miles.
When taking breaks from your remote office, head to the nearby dining and shopping destinations of North Fort Myers or enjoy the onsite activities coordinated by Pioneer Village’s own Social Committee. With more than 500 RV sites as well as one- and two-bedroom cottages and travel trailer rentals for those who don’t have their own RV, the laid-back atmosphere at Pioneer Village RV Resort will have you feeling like you’ve found your home away from home.
Monte Vista RV Resort, the 2018 ARVC Mega Park of the Year winner added more than 230 new RV sites last year, including a new core amenity package. Escaping the winter cold and still staying connected will be easy with the resort’s state-of-the-art Wi-Fi system, though it may prove challenging to focus with amenities that include a new swimming pool with outdoor seating and grilling stations, a welcome center entertainment lounge, and a brand-new 3,000 square foot woodshop.
No need to trek through Midwest winters, as guests can take advantage of the Arizona sun as well. Instead of watercooler talks and office banter, Monte Vista Resort guests can get outside with nearby hiking and biking trails, the scenic views of the Superstition Mountains, and the surrounding year-round golf courses, which make Arizona a mecca for the sport.
If typical office amenities are a need, not to worry with a dedicated mailroom for all incoming mail, parcel lockers ready to receive your important work packages, along with an Office Depot and UPS within 5 miles from the property. Working remotely at the age-qualified Monte Vista RV Resort will feel better than a luxurious corner office.
Looking to work remotely and escape long-term this winter? Look no further than Fun-N-Sun RV Resort, an age-qualified resort located in the southern tip of Texas in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Find your sun-soaked getaway when you rent a cottage for the season, which comes fully furnished with full-size kitchen appliances, a queen size bed, linens, towels, and television.
Don’t get bogged down in your typical remote office, as Fun-N-Sun RV Resort is well known for its vast array of activities, amenities, and nearby attractions. You’ll stay connected with high-speed internet available at each site and individual mailboxes in the mailroom to ensure you continue to collect important mail and packages.
Tropic Winds RV Resort is an age-qualified RV resort located in the city of Harlingen, the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. At Tropic Winds, you’ll find the climate and conditions for year-round vacationing heartwarming, as Harlingen has a friendly spirit and tropical weather that especially appeal to travelers in the winter months.
Guests who stay at least one month receive their own modem from Spectrum Cable and free Wi-Fi for all their remote work needs. When staying less than a month, visitors can choose to purchase a Wi-Fi connection or use the many hotspots in the clubhouses.
Visitors can also take advantage of FedEx and UPS deliveries directly to their site. Need to take a work break? Tropic Winds has plenty of resort-style amenities or you can hit the sandy beaches of nearby South Padre Island, where opportunities for fishing, boating, and waterskiing abound.
Check out the Encore RV Resorts website to find more Sunbelt resorts, and others across the country, as your option for a work vacation getaway this winter. You can also find these resorts, as well as more points of interest, with RV LIFE Trip Wizard and the RV LIFE App.