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Tips for Planning a Tech-Free Vacation

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | July 15, 2016

Tips for Planning a Tech-Free Vacation

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Tech is hard to avoid these days. It’s everywhere.

Even escaping with a book can be interrupted by technology if you are using an e-reader. In an article for U.S. News & World Report, Claire Volkman reports on the ins and outs of taking a tech-free vacation and how to plan one. 

“According to a study conducted by adventure tour operator Intrepid Travel, 38 percent of participants polled reported missing a major life moment because they were too busy on their phones updating their Instagram profile or filming Snapchat videos,” writes Volkman. 

Intrepid offers digital detox vacations that put the phones, laptops and tablets to bed for the duration of the trip. 

“As fun as constant social media sharing may seem, it prevents you from being spontaneous and soaking up the beauty and culture around you,” she writes. “So, instead of keeping your eyes glued to your touchscreen, here are simple strategies to help you turn those devices off and absorb new and exciting environments.

In order to get the most out of your tech-free travel, you need to do a few things first such as travel with others on a similar pursuit on a tour. You also need to fill the void left behind by your missing devices. You can even go so far as ask for a room without television. 

Here are the full details on how to take a digital detox.



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