Phone Free Getaways the Latest Vacation Trend

By: Kelly Meyers

March 26, 2018

A newly launched travel company called Off the Grid Travel is offering trips that promise to be 100-percent "screen free." 

I think we can all use a bit of a digital detox, but an entire vacation without access to your phone, email, the internet, and social media seems like a lot to handle.

Their typical phone free vacations are 10-days in length. Don't worry, you're handed a digital camera when you arrive for the vacation. 

"When you go without the internet for 10 days, you'll return with a clean slate to re-prioritize your digital life. You can bring back the digital habits you want to and leave the rest behind," Off the Grid's website boasts. "You can take part in the world around you without worrying about the Wifi password. You'll be happier, you'll feel healthier, and your brain will thank you."

To be clear: they don't actually take your phone away from you. "Your phone is yours in case you absolutely need it," the say. So you are given a pouch to slip your phone into for "safe keeping" during your trip. 

Where can you go, by the way? Well, they have some pretty amazing upcoming trips to locations like Prague, Peru, Mexico, and Spain. 

It's definitely nice to put your phone away and be more present in life, but I don't know that I could be without my phone for ten whole days!