Loungers on the Fijian beach at sunset

Work From The South Pacific This Weekend

14 April 2011

They say a change is as good as a holiday. We say a short escape is as good as a holiday. Although phrases like 'work smart not hard' and 'work to live, don't live to work' sound ideal, this is not the way of life for many Australians. However, the good news is that you don't need to take two weeks off to enjoy a short escape. A few days or a weekend off will do the trick...

 The South Pacific

It's Friday afternoon and you're looking forward to getting home to your family, flatmates, friends or your partner. You have a casual afternoon in the office and maybe a drink or two. After all, with the technology these days you'll pump out a few quick hours of work from home tomorrow and get done what would usually take you a whole day to do in the office.

For some of us, going away for a weekend is a really appealing idea yet we rarely do it because we want to be attached to our laptop, iPad, iPhone, pager... or whatever techy device it may be. We get work done over the weekend which makes the week ahead more productive and puts us a step ahead for Monday morning.

There is good news (or more of a reminder) for all you workaholics out there and it is definitely worth remembering. You can take a weekend escape and still be one step ahead on Monday morning. Taking a break doesn't mean you have to be out of touch. Hotels do have WiFi and many also have business centres and global roaming for your mobile phone is only one phone call away! The Cook Islands are a great option for a short break and depending on which island you go to there are options for the family, the young, old, wise and restless and price ranges and deals to go with each.

Sam Locke

Sam is a social media specialist who, after travelling and living overseas, set her sights on a career in travel. Although relaxing, wining and dining in a five star property is of great appeal, Sam equally enjoys exploring the world armed with a backpack, sampling street food and experiencing foreign culture.