Could you work from a resort? Some people are!

The terms “work remote” and “distance learning” are sweeping America as companies adjust their workforce policies and schools look to bring education to children through ipads and laptops. As we all adapt, some Americans are questioning just how far a “distance” could work, and how “remote” can you truly be while logging in to your workday. A new trend is emerging, where people are taking extended stays at resorts and hotels across the nation, and beyond.

Earlier this summer, Playa Hotels & Resorts launched the “Work and Learn from Paradise” program, and some in the industry credit them with sparking this new trend. In short, you book a stay for 14 days, can be upgraded to a suite room, receive free spa treatments and have all your needs taken care of you through an all-inclusive package. And you’ll have access to the most valuable tool in remote learning and work, WIFI.

Playa also invested in stronger WiFi to ensure no guests complain about internet access to handle remote working and virtual learning for the kids.

And as children return to learning from home, stress levels are on the rise. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (and other hotels) are now offering “schoolcation” promotions. It’s school, at a luxury resort, with Disney World as your recess playground. Overnight hotel guests can send their child to supervised schoolwork sessions in settings that promise natural light, private terraces and ample physical distancing between each desk. Social distancing is enforced, and no more than six children are allowed in the classroom.

Monday through Friday, parents can choose between a half-day or full-day schedule, at $50 for 9 a.m. to noon, or $100 for 9 a.m. 3 p.m. That includes lunch. An optional enrichment period is also available midday to make room for arts and crafts or exercise. Staff from the Kids for All Seasons team will oversee e-learning, allowing parents to focus on remote work. But let’s not forget recess. where the kids can blow off steam running around the resort’s five-acre Explorer Island, a playground with pools and waterslides and visits to Disney World. The resort has a dedicated Disney Planning Center and provides complimentary transportation to all the parks.

Four Seasons is offering a similar Knowledge for All Seasons program at its property in Punta Mita, Mexico.

At the Hamilton Hotel in Washington DC., their “Home-Away-From-Home Office” package includes high-speed wifi, complimentary breakfast before noon and a Keurig coffee maker for a caffeine boost a few steps away. Guests will also have access to a PressReader, a digital newspaper with over 7,000 publications in 200 languages. Printing and faxing are also available upon request.  Each room will also be stocked with self-care amenities for anyone looking to shower onsite. Third-party delivery for a takeout lunch or any other needs is also permitted.

AAA Travel advisors are here to help you find the right accommodations for your travel plans. Together with your advisor, you can explore long-stay getaways or just a simple weekend away. Whether you want to work from a resort, or just lounge in the pool, your advisor can review COVID restrictions, safety measures, and destinations that will allow you to make the most of your time away from home. To speak with your AAA Travel advisor, please call 1-800-222-7448.