More and more people recognize that they are addicted to their gadgets and cannot independently abandon them not only at home, but also on vacation. The purpose of digital detoxification is to clear the mind of a person from informational garbage and to remove psychological stress.
The concept of this holiday is taking relaxation in special places where you can escape from digital gadgets for a while, enjoying nature. Since most of them are located outside of the big cities, you will need a rental car to get there. If you want to plan such vacation check our ideas of spots to take a break from high-tech.
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Where: 107 6th St in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Price: about $450
A luxury designer hotel in the heart of the American metropolis offers a break from technology with the whole family. Laptops, tablets, smartphones will have to be handed over at registration, and before the arrival of guests, the staff remove all the equipment, including TV, telephone and docking stations for recharging mobile devices and music players from the room.
The offer “Zen and the art of detox” was specially developed for large families, in which parents pay more attention to career than family responsibilities. Here you will receive a lesson in kayaking, board games and children’s books with colorful pictures as a gift. If you still get bored, you can go to the Pittsburgh Zoo to see the lions, elephants and giraffes, or to the Andy Warhol Museum.
Arawak Beach Inn
Where: Island Harbor Bay in the north of the Valley, Anguilla
Price: from $999
In the concept of the seven-day detox course, offered by a small hotel on a coral island, you won’t find anything unusual, except that the visitors should leave all the gadgets in the safe. However, you can rent a car and diving equipment for three days, organize a trip to an uninhabited reef with a picnic, as well as transfer to the airport.
Bright greens of the tropics, crystal clear water, white beaches, grilled lobsters and homemade rum, parties until dawn with live music – what else do you need for a nice day off.
During the rest, you can visit the neighboring Dog Island to look at the blue-faced gannets, a magnificent frigate, an ordinary tern and another 25 rare species of birds. If you have a valid UK visa, you won’t have to receive additional stamps in the passport.