4 Oct 2020
The current school year is definitely shaping up to be one for the history books. Puns aside, we, at Life in Paradise, truly feel for families and teachers struggling with this challenging remote or partially remote learning environment. That said, there may be a silver lining. If you’re in a situation where you are able to learn (and work) remotely, we welcome you to consider joining us along the Texas Gulf this fall and winter.
Unsure about traveling right now? We understand, but there is a reason that vacation rentals have remained popular accommodation throughout this unusual travel period. You, the guest, are in control of your own surroundings. Vacation rentals are typically more spacious than a hotel option and there are similar comforts to that of your own home. The only difference? Your backyard is the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Tips for Remote School and Work in Port Aransas
Why should I do it? Is it worth it? The short answer is yes, but we’re here to provide some more insight, information, and peace of mind to plan a remote learning and working trip in our area.
Arrange Local Ecological Field Trips
Port Aransas is home to miles of preserved estuary and coastal forests. Nature tours and ecological attractions that provide children with excellent and unique learning experiences. Organize a field trip or two to one of these sites:
- Whooping Crane Tour with Warf Cat
- Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
- Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture
- Sea kayaking tour along Lighthouse Lakes Trail
The experts at Life in Paradise are happy to help provide tips and recommendations for local tour operators. Give our front desk a call at 361-749-7206.
Choose a Rental Company with Lighting-Fast Wi-Fi
Reliable, speed wireless internet access is the No. 1 ingredient of a successful distance learning and working trip. You and your children need to be able to easily access the internet from your devices. All Life in Paradise vacation rentals provides high-speed internet access. However, in the off-chance that anything does happen, a power outage, a service issue, etc., you can rest assured knowing your nearby Life in Paradise property managers are just a quick call and drive away.
Know Where the Port Aransas School and Office Suppliers Are
If you need school or office supplies at any point, the Ace Hardware, located in Port Aransas, is a quick drive away and has most of the necessities.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing immediate laptop/computer repairs, Paradise Computer Services comes highly recommended.
Opt for a Large Beach Rental
After a stressful spring, summer school, and now fall of learning and working at home, we’d wager that you’re craving some peace and quiet right about now or at least some new walls to look at. While you’re staying in one of our spacious beach rentals, everyone in your tribe has space to spread out to relax and learn at their own speed, indoors or out.
We invite you to take in the silence (with the exception of soothing waves) with Life in Paradise. It sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?
Plan Gulfside Lunch Breaks
There’s a reason why we need vacation. In addition to simply taking a break, changing up your locale for a week, two weeks, or even a long-term stay can really change your state of mind, for the better. It’s no secret that people of all ages are battling all sorts of mental health issues right now. Easy, hassle-free access to the sun, sand, and surf can help combat some of those challenges. At lunch hour, we suggest getting the whole house outside for a beach picnic. A little time away from screens is a great way to reset focus and inspiration. Plus, a morning or evening beach jog for the parents is a great activity for alleviating stress.
Breathe in the healing ocean air, enjoy the scenic sunrise or sunset, and take a moment for yourself. You deserve it.