There’s no denying that we now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. Each and every one of us carries with us a phone that contains a computer more powerful than the one that first put a man on the moon. Things like the internet and social media link all together in a way that we once thought wasn’t even possible. Now, none of this is a bad thing, not even close. In fact, it’s an amazing thing! However, it’s totally natural to want to get away from all the noise and speed of the modern, tech-dominated world. If that’s the case for you, then here are a few trips that you might want to do in order to get off the grid for a little while.
What could be more off the grid than getting out into the wilderness? There’s nothing quite like being able to get back out into nature and completely escape from everything about the modern world. Sure, there are plenty of fancy types of camping that involve having electricity, but the truest form of camping is the kind where you’re genuinely roughing it. Waking up to the sounds of the natural world and being able to actually hear yourself think are things that many of us are sorely missing in our lives. You might not want to be a rugged survivalist forever, but it really does make a welcome break.
If you want to get away from the complex, high-speed existence of modern life but without sacrificing things like hot food and running water, why not take up lodging in Lancaster County, PA? Located on the Susquehanna, this county has a pretty significant Amish population, and if there’s one thing you can say about the Amish, it’s that they get by just fine without technology staring them in the face 24/7. This way you’ve still got a comfy bed and a roof over your head but without having to deal with the constant noise and speed of something like a modern city.
Many of our ancestors were pioneers who made treks across the world to discover new places. Now, that’s not really possible anymore, the edges of the map have been pretty much entirely filled in. However, taking a road trip is a great way to capture that frontier spirit. Plus, it’s pretty likely that anyone will be able to get in touch with you while you’re out on the road. This way, you can escape work and anything else that you don’t want to deal with and just enjoy the time that you’re spending watching the world zoom past your window.
The wonderful thing about taking a trip where you go off the grid for a while is that you’re going to be able to avoid becoming totally addicted to your tech. Sure, you’re going to enjoy having it back when you come home, but you’ll know deep down that you don’t need it to get by and that you can walk away from it anytime you like.