With smartphones, tablets and even smart watches propelling us full speed ahead into the Digital Age, the act of disconnection, especially during vacation, is harder than ever.
If you’re itching to use your vacation time to get away from it all, here are 3 ways to completely digitally disconnect on your next vacation.
Take a cruise vacation
Cruising is by far the best vacation option around and it’s not because you can visit multiple fascinating destinations in one single trip but because there is so much to do when you’re onboard a cruise ship.
With hidden coves of exciting games and loads of activities to get involved in, there’ll be no time to grab that tablet to check emails. In fact, aboard MSC Divina, you can enjoy a refreshing cycling workout…underwater! It’s called Aqua Cycling and MSC is the first cruise line and ship (MSC Divina) to offer it. Amazing right? There’s even this super cool Top Chef–style culinary challenge called SuperChef where you can try to create a dish from the menu of one of the specialty restaurants while the restaurant’s head chef judges your progress. With hands full of flour and dough, you’ll be more inclined to enjoy the experience rather than tapping your thumb away on your device.
Challenge yourself with a trek through
A tweet is the last thing on your mind when on a trekking adventure. And one of the best trekking spots in the world through the Timanfaya National Park. It’s like a trekkers dream, trailing up spectacular craters through rocky, fossilized lava flows that culminate into volcanic lakes that are simply stunning. On your next digital detox vacation, consider an MSC cruise to Arrecife, Spain to enjoy this 3-hour trekking adventure. Although the area may seem to lack the usual grandiose historic landmarks at first glance, you will surely be amazed by the beauty nestled among each rigid crevice. Once you’ve managed to reach the height of the trek, you’ll see that it was all worth 100% of your participation and attention. You’ll soon be asking, status update who?
Try something different…like soaking in the Myvatn Nature Baths
The only way to really digitally detox on your next vacation is to do something different. And we mean DIFFERENT! Right in the heart of northeast Iceland is one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures. The originality and distinctiveness of the experience alone will have you lost in all the wonders that surround you. You will be able to literally immerse yourself in the impressive scenery as you take a relaxing dip in the clouds of steam that rise from a fissure deep in the earth’s surface. The waters will soothe both your body and soul, in what will be a truly reviving experience.
If you have a digital addiction, we know it will take baby steps to effectively digitally detox on vacation. Remember to start small. Leave the major devices behind just for one day. You can even give yourself a quota or a time frame that you allow yourself to be immersed online while away. Once, you’ve become accustomed to balancing your digital needs with your real ones, you’ll be a digital detox travel guru in no time.