Time To Unplug?

Off-the-beaten-path destinations that aren’t connected

One of the things Allison Wallace recalls about being on the top of the Great Wall of China is how excited the tour guide was that cell phones still worked. She checked, and she did, indeed, get reception. Wallace handles media and communications at Flight Centre Canada, a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. She says that while there is a demand for unplugged vacations that are off the beaten path, it’s getting difficult to find places that are not connected. Africa, India, and even Antarctica all have Internet now (but limited cell phone service, depending on where you are).

In our global village, ever-present connectivity is making it easier to take what some are calling the “fauxcation”. Employees physically leave the office, but technology virtually keeps them there. For your next holiday, it might just be time for drastic measures you may need to leave your iPhone behind.

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Jen Amos