While visiting family and friends in Michigan, I stayed with a friend who doesn’t have cable/satellite television or Internet service at her home. Though it was refreshing, it was quite strange to not be connected.
This got me thinking, when did the shift happen to where we must always be plugged-in? Growing up, my family had a black and white television with five channels until I was 10 and a rotary phone until I left for college. The only electronics we took on vacation were Walkmans with those clunky cassette tapes. We spent more time on our vacation interacting with each other, exploring the local culture, talking, and laughing. We really did know how to live and relax.
Today we are always running, even on vacation. We are always connected or plugged-in. According to dictionary.com, the definition of vacation is “a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation or travel; recess or holiday.” Do you unplug while on vacation?
For your next vacation, let Ingenious Travel help you unplug and reconnect with those who are important to you.