Addicted to your smartphone? Chances are pretty high that your answer is YES! And I'm sure your spouse, children and friends would say the same. In fact, I recently saw a statistic that over 50% of teens feel they are addicted to the phone, and on average we check our phones 75-100 times per day - texting, email, Facebook, Instagram and all those other apps. Wow, right?
Do you need time in a NO PHONE zone?
Check out these fun, active (and healthy) vacation experiences - perfect for families needing time away from technology, time to re-connect (but equally great for singles, couples, friends and even affinity groups). So much fun that no one will miss that phone (guaranteed at least for a several hours but usually all day if not longer)!
WALKING AND HIKING TRIPS
What would be more fun than exploring the French, Italian or Swiss Alps, the Italy's Dolomites, Iceland's waterfalls, volcanoes and fjords, the Canadian Rockies, New Zealand's amazing untouched scenery or taking in one of the great walks of Australia?
Guided walking and hiking trips (all around the world) combined with premiers lodging and exceptional dining allows you to fully enjoy the outdoor adventures in comfort. Experienced guides know the regions well, and take you to places and bring you experiences you'd never find on your own. No getting lost, plus a hot shower, a good meal and a comfy bed make it easy to lace up the boots again the next day.
Photo courtesy of 100% New Zealand - Josef Apse
ACTIVE CRUISES - OCEAN AND RIVERS
Enjoy a new approach to ocean and river cruising - the active way! Staying active is a lifestyle, and one doesn't have to give it up when cruising. Companies like Backroads and Adventures By Disney have joined forces with ocean and river cruise lines to bring you family vacations like no other. Explore the Seine, Rhine, Danube and Douro rivers, or Alaska, Iceland and the Galapagos with the comfort of a small luxury ship as your base.
Amazing activities for grandparents, parents, teens and children alike will have everyone forgetting their phones in no time.
Photo courtesy of Adventures By Disney
Photos courtesy of Ponant and Uncruise
Walking and hiking trips take you into areas not accessible by vehicles. Biking routes take you away from the crowded cities and into the countryside on roads less traveled. Scenic routes with great spots for photos and stops for rest and refreshment - maybe a private lunch at a winery, a picnic in an orchard or taking in the Normandy D-Day beaches and even Myanmar's captivating temples. Guaranteed an experience not quickly forgotten!
Sometimes one type of activity just isn't enough. Or maybe too much of a good thing. Don't want to walk or bike for an entire week? No problem! Consider a multi-activity trip. Maybe one that includes hiking, horseback riding and white water rafting in Montana or Alaska, or an African safari on foot, bike and in a jeep. How about exploring Australia's iconic sites, climbing the Sydney Bridge, taking a camel ride in the desert, joining a private guided hike around Uluru and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef?
Needless to say plenty of adventures exist where the only reason to pull out the phone is to capture incredible experiences on video or pictures.
Photos courtesy of (#3) Uncruise, (#4) Lindblad and (#5) Adventures by Disney
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Laurie Marschall - Owner and Founder