If you're a writer, you can probably go anywhere since you not only don't need wi-fi, you probably prefer working without the distractions. Most people, however, need wi-fi to get work done. Since it's expensive and not always the fastest to tether your computer to your phone's wireless signal, free wifi is the way to go.
Luckily, there are a number of parks throughout the country with free wi-fi. Austin, California, and New York, all have a number of wi-fi spots in beautiful locations. Or, you can do as I did in college and find a Starbucks or cafe by the beach offering free access. Starbucks' free wi-fi is usually pretty far reaching. There's even an app to help discover nearby free (and paid) wi-fi access, with over 650,000 locations in 144 countries.
You can even take your work outside by extending your own wireless router's signal and work in your own backyard or patio. It might be tough to setup your desktop outside, but you can create a permanent outdoor workstation with some outdoor furniture.theatomiclizard, really wanted to work outside, setting up his complete desk setup in his backyard!
Visit the following sites to find a park with wi-fi near you:
- A list of parks in California with free wi-fi.
- Wi-fi in New York City's Parks.
- Free wi-fi in Austin, Texas.
- A list of parks throughout the country that offer free wi-fi (there's also an app for this list).
Do you like taking your work outside? If so, where do you go? Let us know in the comments!