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Tips for a Successful Distance Learning and Remote Work Vacation on the OBX


As remote work and distance learning becomes more prevalent, many families find themselves wanting to take their work on the road. We can’t blame them—after hunkering down at home for the past few months, we could all use a change of scenery. With many school districts and offices operating fully remote in the fall, now is a great time to take an extended vacation to the Outer Banks. Navigating remote work and school can be tricky, so we’ve compiled a list of tips for a successful work and distance learning environment while on your OBX vacation! 


Make Sure Your Vacation Rental Fits Your Needs for a Successful Work Environment 

Two of the most important things you’ll need for a successful working vacation are reliable internet and space. You’re only as effective as your internet connection is. All of our spacious Corolla vacation homes offer high-speed internet, allowing you and the kids to complete work with ease. 


You’ll also want to ensure that you have a dedicated workspace in your vacation home. Setting up an area with all your work material away from the distractions will help you stay focused during work hours. 


A specific area for the kids to learn is also important. You’ll want this area to be quiet, comfortable, and spacious. Almost all our Corolla rentals offer plenty of space for you and the family, so finding a quiet spot to get some work done in your rental will be the least of your worries. 


Create a Work/School Schedule 

Planning your day will help you and the kids follow some sort of routine outside of school and the office. Following a similar routine to what you did before the pandemic will allow you and the kids some sense of normalcy. Set hours for when work needs to be done and make time for breaks in between. 


When you’re ready to take a break, go for a quiet stroll on the beach or take a breather on the balcony overlooking the ocean. After recharging, you’ll be ready to get back to the tasks at hand. 


Schedule Time to Relax 

Taking time away from work or school will allow you to spend more time with family, connecting and relaxing. Many of our Corolla vacation properties offer game rooms, theater rooms, and easy access to the beach. It’s rare that we have this much time to spend with each other, so make the most of your Corolla vacation and remember to have fun!  


Plan Your Corolla Getaway 

Our Corolla vacation rentals offer space to relax, unwind, and enjoy the Outer Banks’ beauty. Browse our selection of Corolla vacation rentals—oceanfront escapes, pet-friendly homes, and more—and reserve the perfect property for your retreat. We know that vacation planning can be overwhelming, so our Vacation Planners are available to assist you.