Vacation Disconnect

What’s the first thing you do when you reach your vacation destination? Are you making calls on your cell phone, checking email on your “crackberry”, or running around looking for a wireless hotspot for the laptop?

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Are you noticing the increasing amount of people at Resorts that seem to be doing work, rather than getting away from it? (I confess to occasional guilt here.) One gets the distinct impression that many people define a vacation as a brief opportunity to work in nicer surroundings – disconnecting from vacation as opposed to disconnecting from work.

Yeah, I know… It’s all about the rat-race and getting to the top of the ladder. Or is it..?

A doctor once told me that 80% of all the cases he deals with are in some way stress related. Your physical and mental health and well-being do seem to require a separation from stress. There truly is a need to shut it down – to rest, relax and recharge.

Fortunately several resorts are now catering to this philosophy in a big way. An intentional lack of phones, televisions, internet and the like force the issue of separation for relaxation. Here are a few that we like…

Petit St. Vincent – A privately owned Caribbean island in the Grenadines. The staff is called by the raising of the yellow flag.

Kona Village Resort – Go to this resort on the big island for your own private Hale and a getaway Polynesian experience.

Le Prieuré d’Orsan – This 6-room getaway in the Loire Valley in France was actually a monastery built in 1107.

Tiamo – Located on South Andros Island in the Bahamas, eleven private beachside bungalows are surrounded by a tropical paradise.

Now go chill, rest and relax – connect with your vacation and disconnect from stress..!