How to Plan an Epic Workation on a Budget

A secluded villa in Panama
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If you’re working from home and looking for a way to spice up your routine, a workation may be just the thing you need. It allows you to change your environment and discover new places, while still having a regular income—as long as you use these tips to stay on a budget.

Right Destination

Staying close to home is the best possible option when it comes to workations, in case something unexpected comes up. If you’re thinking of traveling out of state or out of the country, make sure to compare prices of key expenses, such as accommodation, food, and transportation, and avoid places where you’d be spending more than you earn.

Accommodation Choice

If you’re planning to spend a few weeks or even months in the same spot, renting a day-to-day apartment will cost you a lot of money. Once you reach the destination, try looking for more affordable local places that you can rent for a longer period of time.

Foodie Galore

Make sure to try some traditional specialties during your workation, but avoid eating out on a daily basis. Just like your home, your accommodation should be equipped with a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Trying street food and shopping at local markets is also an affordable option.