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Get Off the Grid in These Out-of-Reach Destinations

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff October 20, 2016

Get Off the Grid in These Out-of-Reach Destinations

PHOTO: Unplug in the Grand Canyon. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

What does it mean to truly unplug? Outside magazine has an idea of a few places where there’s no Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook — or even work email. In fact, there’s no Internet connection at all. 

“Tell your boss that, in these five out-of-service locales, you couldn’t make a call even if you wanted to,” says Megan Michelson. 

One place is the popular California hideaway of Big Sur. 

“Take the meandering drive down California’s rugged, coast-hugging Highway 1 and you’ll lose cell service just about as you’re hitting the rocky cliffs of Big Sur,” says Michelson. 

Utah is another good option and the Uinta Mountains are where you go to disengage. 

“You can backpack to high alpine lakes overflowing with trout, take in the picturesque 56-mile drive known as the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, or post up at a log cabin at the Bear River Lodge,” said Michelson. 

On the East Coast, New York’s Adirondacks’ have endless outdoor recreational opportunities. 

“Book a lodge room or cabin at the newly renovated Great Pines, which opens for business in July on Fourth Lake outside the town of Old Forge,” recommends Michelson. 

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Even in tourism hot spot the Grand Canyon is you can lose complete contact with the real world. 

“From the canyon’s deep ravine, floating down the emerald waters of the Colorado River, your phone will live permanently in a buried dry bag, brought along only for taking photos of plunging canyon walls and campsite revelry,” says Michelson.

Find out where else you can go to totally unwind here.

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