Spa + Wellness

Off the Grid

by Sarah Tuff

If the last book you read was Facebook, the last palm you saw was a Treo, or the last tweet you noticed was from Twitter, it's time to break the technological tethers and go on vacation. Listen carefully: not a working holiday, but an actual get-away-from-it-all, totally unplugged vacation, without cell phones, Wi-Fi, or BlackBerries. We've found ten top places—from a wireless-free zone on a Mexican beach, to a solar-powered lodge in Africa, to a tree house on Vancouver Island—that compel you to put away the electronics and hear yourself think. Now, how's that for a status update?

Published January 2009. Pictured: Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

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