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August 05, 2016 2 min read

Think about all of the things that you do on a daily basis. You wake up, go to work, check your smart phone hundreds of times throughout the day, and spend a lot of time in front of the television or the computer. When you make the conscious decision to go on vacation, is that something that you will want to consider doing even when you’re away? With the technological age constantly connected to their devices on a daily basis, it can be difficult to imagine going on a holiday without signing into your email but it could be the best thing for you.

One of the main excuses that most people have when it comes to traveling and leaving their devices behind is that there are so many applications that can help them to get the most out of their trip. Although this may be true, it also means that you’ll have access to social media and your email accounts the whole time that you’re away. You can use applications to find local restaurants in the area, to translate languages, and to even show you how to get to a specific location. Many people also find that using traveling apps can be useful for finding accommodations in the area that they are visiting as they can view pictures of the rooms and read customer reviews before switching hotels.

Regardless of what industry you work in, your brain is always on overdrive when you wake up in the morning to go to work or to attend your classes. It is important that you give your mind the chance to relax and worry about nothing other than putting on enough sunscreen. When you make the choice to bring your devices with you and to stay connected to the web, you could get distracted by work emails, work texts, or your boss even making you work from the other side of the world. By forcing yourself to be disconnected, your holiday will be much more relaxing.

Booking a vacation is anything but inexpensive, especially if you have a whole family that you’re bringing with you. Even though you might want to log into online guides to find the best eateries in the area, you’ll want to spend as much time with your family and friends as possible. Leave the devices at home and enjoy your time with your loved ones as it is something that only comes around once in a while. This is also a rule that you should have everyone else in your traveling party follow, especially your children. Even though they might be interested in posting photos of the amazing adventures that you had that day on Facebook and Instagram, tell them that they can do it once they get home. Not only will this help you to make the most out of your time abroad but it will help to connect your family in a variety of ways that technology can’t.

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