If you’ve ever felt you’re too tied to your phone/devices, listen up: Several companies are now selling “phoneless vacations” and the response has been very positive.
As the New York Post writes, “The newly launched travel company Off The Grid offers group trips with itineraries, lodging and a daily breakfast included — and no phones allowed. Other resorts and getaways are advertising themselves as phone-free as well.” Among the other phoneless options listed:
- “Punta Placer, a beach resort in Mexico, is completely ‘off the grid’ without Wi-Fi or phones for $90 a night.”
- “OARS adventure company uses its location in Idaho’s ‘River of No Return,’ which has no cell service, as a selling point.”
- “Many yoga and meditation retreats, including Dhamma Dhara Vipassana Meditation Center in Massachusetts and the worldwide locations of Vipassana meditation retreats, also have no-phone rules.”
- “The Four Seasons Costa Rica lets visitors turn their phones in to the front desk, according to Travel + Leisure, and if they make it 24 hours without the device, they win an Apple iPhone case.”
In the Four Season Costa Rica example, guests who turn in their phones are provided with “dumb phones” that can be used to make calls in emergencies as well as notebooks and disposable cameras. Pretty neat if you ask me.
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