News & Trends — Apr 16, 2021
Why It’s Important to Disconnect
Digital technologies have had a great impact on people’s everyday lives and transformed work, leisure and travel contexts. It is becoming increasingly obvious that our world is developing an unhealthy attachment to it. And depending on the intensity of use it can bring some types of problems:
Stress Levels: Our tech devices cause us stress. If it isn’t lost data or a device crashing, then it’s the constant barrage of emails and social media notifications that can quite literally drive us crazy. Real-time access to any information has driven us to obsessive behaviors, constant checking-in, that causes a good deal of angst in our often already stressful lives.
Interpersonal Skills and Relationships: When you stop taking time to actually talk to people, sending them quick texts of messages instead, you lose some of your finesse. You no longer practice your interpersonal skills as before, and your interactions with other people end up being affected and weakened as well, when you only pay attention to your cell phone during dinner or watching TV and not to the person you are with.
Distraction, not being Present: Tech devices keep us constantly stimulated, which is entertaining and fun, but also distracting. When we are regularly distracted, the mind becomes accustomed to shorter spurts of concentration and frequent interruption. That means we can’t focus for long periods of time.
For this and other reasons that pause throughout the day, and disconnect longer periods are important for our physical and mental health.
Traveling is a great excuse to disconnect. While on vacation, there are lower expectations for being in touch. It’s a good time to take a break from your devices. Try turning it off for a few days, or turn off your cell data and only use it to take photos or notes.
These fabulous destinations offer the chance for a digital detox by unplugging and giving the brain a chance to slow down, reconnect with nature and enjoy each and every moment for what it is.
Maitei, Arraial D´Ajuda Brazil - With 17 apartments, a jacuzzi and a balcony with a hammock and a view of the sea, the hotel gives you a warm welcome and hospitality already in the name of the hotel, which means “greetings” in Tupi Guarani, the most widespread indigenous language in Brazilian territory. The hotel has two swimming pools with an exuberant view to the sea, solar terrace, gym, sauna, bars and restaurant. It offers activities for all traveler profiles.
Pata Lodge, Futaleúfu - Chile - located in the middle of the Andes, in the Chilean Patagonia, on a sustainable farm with organic plantations, smart villages, meltwater and native forests, all with the comfort that you need and are surrounded by one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. Full of activities such as kayaking and rafting into the premier whitewater rivers, paddling and SUP into the lakes, canyoning and rappelling is also possible in region valleys, with its numerous ravines and waterfalls as well as horse riding, fly fishing and mountain biking. They have a fantastic project school Árbol de La Vida (“Tree of Life”), which connects children to nature, allowing them to learn through art and play.
Palmazul Hotel & SPA, San Clemente - Ecuador - welcomes you with beautiful gardens, delicious cuisine with Ecuadorian fusion food, and a peaceful rest on their private beach and pool. At the hotel’s Arena Spa, the only seaside spa in the country guests can immerse themselves in natural and exotic treatments. They have local attractions tours such as Machalilla National Park and Isla de Plata island. The hotel has benefited the local community by employing 13 residents and training them to offer a service of international quality.
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