Disconnect to Reconnect: The Digital-Detox Vacation Trend
Think about it: days on end without a single email notification or text message. Nothing but you, your travel buddy, and clear-blue skies. Sounds peaceful, right? Well, you’re in luck. Zero-technology getaways – or “digital detoxes” as they’ve been dubbed by some – are on the rise. And we’re all for them.
Digital-detox retreats come in a range of intensities and locations. Below, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of your options.
For dedicated detoxers
If you want to go cold turkey, head to resorts like The Ranch in Malibu where you’ll be asked to trade in mobile devices upon check-in to “gain clarity and peace of mind.”
For intermediate detoxers
At destinations like Via Yoga in Costa Rica or Mexico and Keyonna Beach in Antigua (one of our favorites), you choose just how off-the-grid you want to be. They provide no-TV, no-radio rooms and you decide whether to ditch your phone.
The Urban Escape
For beginner detoxers
Unplugging in a city is doable now that hotels like Dublin’s Westin have begun providing packages complete with a detox survival kit, in-room massages, and a safe to lock your gadgets away in.
For anyone & everyone
You don’t always have to find a specific device-free location to unwind. Simply book accommodations that don’t offer Wi-Fi or a TV (think cabin in the woods), hit the road, and leave your smartphone behind.
Are you up for a device-free getaway? Our Keyonna Beach Resort – Antigua Boutique opened Tuesday, July 31, at 11AM ET.
By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer
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