Travel offers everyone the chance to get away from a hectic lifestyle.
Work might be busy, or there could be a lot going on at home, for example.
It’s always a good idea, therefore, to try to forget everything that is happening elsewhere and just enjoy the vacation and be in the moment.
That way you’ll really get the most out of your time away.
It can be truly difficult to do that, though. The problem is that it is so easy to be in contact with the rest of the world, even if we don’t want to be. Mobile devices mean that everyone seems to know where everyone is and can get in touch at any time.
If you don’t want to be interrupted when on vacation, it’s easy to say that you’ll just switch this equipment off, but that’s hard too; we are becoming a world of social media and email addicts. If that’s the case for you, try these methods of unplugging and going off the grid for a few days.
You’ll find the results are well worth the effort.
Travel in a Group
If you book a vacation away with a group, then it will be far easier not to turn to your cell phone every few minutes out of habit. You could even challenge the rest of the group to do the same, with the first one to take out their mobile device (other than to take photos) having to buy dinner, for example.
Going on vacation with a group of strangers makes this even easier; no one wants to be the one who breaks first.
There are many travel companies that specialize in putting individuals together in groups so that they can vacation with other people and get to make new friends.
Checkout this great guide to group tours from vlogger Hey Nadine.
There are even companies that will take you on a ‘digital detox’ where no electronic equipment is allowed, and you can be totally at peace and in the moment no matter where you are.
Go Somewhere Remote
If you aren’t sure you can just go cold turkey with your mobile devices and you’ll still be tempted even if you know you’re not supposed to, it’s better to choose somewhere totally remote where there is no Wifi and trying to pick up any kind of signal would be impossible.
Here’s an awesome vlog from travelling Brit Sabrina Chakici well worth watching.
This might mean going somewhere extreme such as an isolated Antarctic area or into the rainforest, but that would provide a once in a lifetime opportunity.
If you want to stay a little more local, but you still want to unplug properly, then camping might be the ideal solution for you.
Watch this awesome beginners guide to camping.
You can purchase everything you need at Outdoor Supacentre so that you are fully prepared and then plunge into the forests and the wilds without a care in the world. It’s unlikely that you’ll get much time for playing on social media or replying to work emails even if you can get a signal out in the calming forests.