Here at Outsite, we live and believe in the mottos we share on our website and blog. Though living and working at Outsite full time offers a great balance of work and play, I also sometimes need to get away and get focused.
After spotting super cheap tickets ($300 round trip!) thanks to Travelpirates, I contacted a few friends and coworkers, and we packed our bags for a week in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is a favorite destination for surfers, thanks to the 24/7 offshore winds that groom world class waves. With the large lake and those impressive volcanoes, it's also a paradise for nature lovers. It is the perfect spot to get away, spend some time on the waves, and gain inspiration from a change of scenery.
But what about remote work?
Part of my goal in taking a week to travel to Nicaragua was not just vacation – I also have important work in progress that I needed to accomplish. Finding a way to balance work and play in the right location was crucial to enjoying my trip.
While there's no coworking space or Outsite (yet), it was a surprisingly good environment for accomplishing the work I had to do! We based ourselves in comfortable Hacienda Iguana and Rancho Santana in the southwest coast with a half-dozen great beaches at close reach.
Both resorts boasted pretty decent wifi, obviously important when working remotely anywhere in the world. I personally crunched a lot of work; here's a summary:
- One zoom team meeting
- 4 one to one meetings with team members
- 3 investors video calls
- Preparation of the next startup surf bus
- Refining Outsite financial model
- Getting in touch with Mark Cuban!
- Scouting potential new locations
Bottom line, if you want an easy tropical workation, Nicaragua passes the test! Should we open our next location there?