Networking can occur wherever you are. Like, when you’re on vacation.

Nichelle Stephens points out a few of the places where you may find yourself networking when you may not expect it:

It’s August and many people are away for vacation. This is actually an excellent time to build up your contacts. You will meet other vacationers on the plane, in the hotel lobby or on the beach. Everyone is relaxed so conversations flow freely.

One of the reasons that vacation networking can work well is that you already share some interests in common.

Be sure to pack a few extra business cards along with the sunscreen and bathing suit.