The modern world is one of constant information — there is hardly ever a time (besides sleeping) when we are away from our screens. Streaming movies and TV shows, online shopping, social media, texting, posting, updating, following every moment of friends and strangers’ lives (borderline stalking, let’s be honest with ourselves). Heck, even our jobs are online now, so it’s more important than ever to give ourselves time to step away from it all and take a breather. You know the saying: disconnect to connect.
But whether that’s connecting with friends, family, your partner or just being alone with yourself, going “off the grid,” as it’s known, can be incredibly beneficial to our physical and mental health. I’d even say it’s good for our soul. So here are 12 cities that make it easy to unplug.Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
When in California, why not unplug in a beach town? As the name suggests, Carmel-by-the-Sea (that’s the full name) is right on the water. It’s a great walking town with a big personality, plenty to do and lots to see, yet just small enough to keep things chill. Think Santa Barbara’s little sister. You can leave your phone/laptop in your room while you step outside and soak up some sun and local cuisine without ever having to worry about getting lost or getting bored because everything you might need is within a 1.06 square mile radius. Like I said, perfect for exploring on foot. While you’re there, check out an array of restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and curated art galleries. And, of course, take a long relaxing walk along the white, sandy beaches. Check out: 7 secret beaches that are worth the trip to get therePark City, Utah
Park City, Utah
Park City made it onto another list as one of the most romantic cities in the country and the city makes it onto t …