How to Take a “Phoneless Vacation”

How to take a "phoneless vacation"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.

, “The newly launched travel company  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:

  • “, a beach resort in Mexico, is  without Wi-Fi or phones for $90 a night.”
  • “ adventure company uses its location in Idaho’s ‘River of No Return,’ which has , as a selling point.”
  • “Many yoga and meditation retreats, including  in Massachusetts and the  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, .”

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.

Would you take a phoneless vacation? Know of other companies offering them? Let me know in the comments below!

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3 Comments on "How to Take a “Phoneless Vacation”"

  1. That is specifically why I like to cruise. I’m off the grid and the boss can’t get to me!

  2. Candi McNaughtan | March 29, 2018 at 2:18 am | Reply

    No phone? No problem! The hubby and I are taking a 3 month trip to Europe completely off the grid (other than a kindle with limited wifi). We can’t wait for the peace and quiet and we will actually see the places we are going to be. Everything we need (reservation numbers, emergency information) we will have using old fashioned methods. Paper and pencil.

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