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Are workcations the new vacations? These destinations are the perfect work from (anywhere but) home locales

This new age of vacationing mixes business and pleasure, letting employees work remotely from anywhere in the world, – assuming they have an internet connection. From a walk on the beach before your first meeting, to post work refreshments at local hubs, there are endless opportunities to improve both your time on, and offline.

Get inspired by some IHG Hotels & Resorts beachy retreats below and start organizing your work calendar accordingly. Hot tip, all of these accommodations have free internet connectivity!

For the sun seeker → Aruba

Soak up the sun before your day of meetings at the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino. Spend your days off relaxing at the beach, splashing in the waves, or learning to windsurf while you stay at this oceanfront hotel. Be sure to sample the local seafood once the sun goes down. You will forget all about Canadian winters! Did we mention free Wi-Fi?

For the urbanite → Rio De Janeiro

Whether it is your first visit or Rio De Janeiro is a favorite travel destination, get ready to explore all that Rio De Janeiro has to offer and find the perfect home base for your long-term visit. Visit its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. If you time it right, you may even visit during Carnaval! For city lovers, we recommend the Mr & Mrs Smith Yoo2 Rio De Janeiro hotel, which captures the city’s vibrant soul in a modern, contemporary way.

For the bon vivant → Nice, France

If you are not fazed by later work hours, visit the towns located on the southern coast of France, situated in and around Nice. Hotel Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer, a modern boutique hotel, is the perfect home away from home that will let you explore the region’s superb beaches and distinctly French architecture. Make the most of the day by spending your time at the beach, cruising the town, or visiting one of the other beautiful areas in the region. Your coworkers are sure to be envious of your “before work” plans!

For the foodie → New York City, New York

If you are looking to try new foods and restaurants on your long-term vacation, there is no better place to visit than the exciting and diverse New York City. NYC has so much variety in terms of food that it can be hard to decide where to begin. IHG can help you find accommodations, food and attractions that fit your lifestyle in the Big Apple, like the Intercontinental New York Times Square located one block away from Times Square. Plan your trip around your favorite borough and get your walking shoes on. The best New York meals are often found where you least expect it!

For the family → Carlsbad, California

If you are planning a workcation with your family, the offerings at Staybridge Suites Carlsbad are hard to beat. Staybridge Suites are designed for longer term stays, with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and complimentary amenities available for guests. The Carlsbad area is also incredibly family friendly, with LEGOLAND® California Resort, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park and Sea World just a short drive away.