Did you dare to unplug this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend?
Admittedly it is getting more and more difficult in today’s wired, over-connected world to unplug – a few hours, days or even for one whole week. Some experts call it going offline, experiencing a digital detox, spiritually rebooting. A quick Google search revealed there are some great retreats that offer an escape of this nature – Coco Blanco (an island off of Panama), the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in Carmel California, sailing on the Maine Schooner Stephen Tabor in Penobscot Bay, etc. All these options sound:
1.) Restful ___
2.) Exclusive ___
3.) Expensive ___
4.) All of the above ___
One budget holiday unplugged I read about recently was on Hilton Head Island. The package now available through February being marketed by Westin is called “Unplug Hilton Head.” In addition to checking all your electronic gizmos at the front desk, they ask for your car keys. The resort encourages their guests to experience the South Carolina Low Country by foot or on a complimentary bicycle.
Personally a one week digital detox complete with some Low Country bird watching and some Frogmore stew sounds very appealing right now as I close out 2014.
I challenge you to unplug this holiday season.