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This past weekend I watched a segment on Social Detox.   What is Social Detox?  It is about “you” giving up all your “devices” like your iphone, ipad, computer, and gaming platforms and go to the “real” world!

According to a recent survey by American Express, 79% of travelers expect to remain connected to their mobile devices on their next vacation. Among those planning to check email, 68% say they will do so for work.

Oops that’s me!   I did try to give up my Tweeting for Lent but it just didn’t work. So I gave up chocalate instead.  Much easier!

As I dug around, I found that some hotels have introduced “digital detox” packages that offer discounts to customers who forgo using smartphones and laptops during their stay, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Among the hotels offering such packages: the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, the Hotel Monaco Chicago, the Quincy in Washington, D.C., the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in Teton Village, Wyo. and the Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Has anyone gone to one?! I’d love to hear about it!



  1. Back in the day, we used to just call this camping…

  2. I fail miserably at disengaging. The only time I have been successful at it was if it was forced – when I took trips to Africa to build schools and clinics.

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