Is it even possible in this day and age to travel somewhere out of cell phone range and beyond internet connectivity? Team Fathom is resolving to take at least one unplugged vacation — for solitude, for peace of mind, for the sake of our own sanity.
1. Praise the Unplugged Vacation
Where: Nevada and Utah, USA
There is freedom in being unreachable for a few days. Just think about what you miss when you’re busy looking at all of your blinking devices.
Read more: Disband out west.
2. Take a Quirky Journey to Productivity
Where: Seattle to Shanghai
Desperate to get away from the distractions of daily life? Book (slow) passage on a container ship, and try life in solitary.
Read more: Voyage like a monk (or Hollywood writer) across the Pacific Rim.
3. Hide Out at the End of the World
Where: Ubud, Bali
Swap emails with colleagues for conversations with monkeys in Bali’s banana forests. From the delicious food to the incredible culture and friendly people, Bali is truly a magical place.
Read more: Explore Ubud.
4. Savor the Darkness
Where: Montana, USA
A different kind of luxury, this one involves only a lantern as electricity, a vintage wood stove, and playing cards to pass the time.
Read more: Hibernate in the Glacier Region.
5. Ply the South Seas
Where: Cook Islands, Indonesia
A five-cabin teak charter, a crew, manta rays, and you.
Read more: Dive into yacht life.
6. Get Your Head in the Clouds
Where: California, USA
Embrace dramatic Californian architecture in the natural world. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few days in a swank treehouse?
Read more: Acquiesce to nature in Big Sur.
7. Float Away
Where: Lake Titicaca, Peru
Forget Machu Picchu. Think ancient tribes, floating islands, and singalongs on a reed boat.
Read more: Purposefully get lost.
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