Disconnect To Reconnect! Unplug, Unwind and Recharge In These Off-The-Grid Spots for a Digital Detox Holiday
Is browsing your smart phone the first thing you do when you wake up? Have you lost hours of your life mindlessly scrolling social media feeds? Then seriously, my friend, you are in need of a digital detox holiday.
In this world of hashtags, Facebook likes, Instagram pictures and check-ins, addiction to technology has become a massive problem for many people. So, now if you are a victim of same addiction and have realized that you need to come out of that trap, then make sure to take one digital detox vacation in a year.
Choose a place with no network for mobiles and leave your iPads and laptops at home, spend pleasant time connecting with nature, reading a book, playing with kids or doing nothing at all. Take your pick from these insanely breathtaking places that are ideal for a digital detox and plan your itinerary.
#Detox Holiday Spot 1: Camp Grounded, Texas, USA
Why? Set amongst 2,000 acres of coastal redwoods on the Noyo River, Camp Grounded in Texas is a self-proclaimed summer camp for adults. This is a perfect destination for digital detox holiday trip.
Wow Factor: A team called Camp Grounded arranges the trips and do their best to promote a social atmosphere away from the use of phones and encourages people to share tables and interact.
Where? 775 Camp Rd, Marble Falls, TX 78654, USA
Getting there: Tucked deep off-the-grid in the spectacular hills of Mendocino, Camp Grounded is just 20 miles away from the Coast of Fort Bragg.
Nearby Airports: Slaughter Ranch Airport, Herbert Ranch Airport
#Detox Holiday Spot 2: Chamilandu Bushcamp, Zambia
Why? If you are in a desperate need to switch off your mobile and create some peaceful headspace away from your job, then swap the boardroom for a tree house along Luangwa River when staying at the Chamilandu Bushcamp.
Wow Factor: Soak up in the silence and also enjoy getting up close to African wildlife during walking safari trips, explore the surrounding bush land. Put away the phones and enjoy being with people.
Where? The Bushcamp Company, C/o Mfuwe Lodge, PO Box 91, Mfuwe, Zambia
Getting there: It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Bushcamps from the Mfuwe International Airport.
Nearby Airport(s): Mfuwe International Airport
#Detox Holiday Spot 3: The Lifeco, Turkey
Why? Set among olive, pine, and tangerine trees on the Aegean coast in an area rich in natural hot springs, this place is every nature lover’s dream.
Wow Factor: Exercise to your heart’s content without being bothered by the outside world…just make sure to update your Facebook status when you get home that you’ve been “busy altitude training.”
Where: Arnavutköy Mahallesi, Mezarlık Çıkmazı Sok. No:8, 34345 Beşiktaş/Istanbul – Europe, Turkey.
Getting there: Emirates Airlines flies to Phuket International Airport, and it is located 100km from the airport
Nearby Airport(s): Phuket International Airport
#Detox Holiday Spot 4: Al Manara, Dubai
Why? There’s nothing worse than eating in a fantastic restaurant and hearing the sound of diners speaking loudly on their phones or snapping away on Instagram. Your dining experience should be one where you focus on your companion and let conversation flow – rather than being distracted by social media updates. Time to go for a digital detox holiday for an actual conversation.
Wow Factor: You get to enjoy the company of family and friends without your attention being taken away from them every time either of your phone pings.
Where? Villa 925, Al Wasl Road, Al Manara, Dubai
Getting there: Book a cab to reach Al Manara restaurant as it will take almost 2 hours from Dubai International Airport.
Nearby Airport(s): Dubai International Airport
#Detox Holiday Spot 5: Ronnie Scott’s, London
Why? The legendary Soho club is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. It is a long-established landmark in the music scene. Mouth-watering food, music, and company….who needs to surf the net.
Wow Factor: With nobody on their mobiles, you can get to properly chat with your mates and other visitors in real-life, rather than in cyber-space.
Where? 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
Getting there: Nearest London Underground stations are about 5 minutes’ walk away from Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square. There are also night buses, most of which leave from Ronnie Scott’s and run throughout the night.
Nearby Airport(s): London City Airport, Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport
Well, disappear from those world-wide waves and reconnect with the natural world without any digital and technology riot.