Do you dread your weekly screen time report? Are you slightly dumbfounded about the amount of time you spend on social media, or embarrassed that your fingers start to twitch if you haven’t checked Facebook for 10 minutes? Join the growing population who have found themselves wanting to take a digital detox.
The concept of a ‘digital detox’ has been an increasing trend in recent years, as people seek to limit the inescapable levels of connectivity, and growing exposure that they have on their smartphones and on social media. This feeling has primarily been linked to the desire to improve mental health, boosting attention spans, and reconnecting with the real world. What better time to do this than when you are on holiday?
Don’t worry, you do not have to go cold turkey to reap the rewards of switching off. Put your phone on night mode, turn off push notifications, shun YouTube for a great book, yet still allow yourself time to access the internet to check in for that all-important flight, or pinpoint a local attraction.
Here’s our guide to some of our best holiday destinations where you will, and will want to, escape your daily tech habits.
Best for: walking on the stars
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia are the world’s highest and largest salt flats, covering over 10,000 square kilometres and reaching 150 kilometres in width at some points. A stark and surreal landscape that is right off the beaten track.
The feeling when standing in the middle of this salt desert is truly indescribable. At certain times of the year the salt flats turn into a magical reflection of the sky. In this photograph the sky is seemingly so clear you can walk on a reflection of the stars; a truly breathtaking experience.
Travel across the salt flats in style, on your own terms, in a deluxe airstream camper. With comfortable amenities, a private guide and chef, you will start to feel your shoulders drop and begin to live in the moment. For more information about this once in a lifetime trip, contact us on 020 8758 4774.