As seen on Forbes Traveler website:
"10 Unplugged Vacations"
Kick back without your cell phone, laptop or BlackBerry
Indeed. Studies show that most Americans don't allow their vacations to get between them and their email. According to research, an estimated 83 percent of us check it at least twice a day while on vacation. And now that many of the most remote locales from Nepal to Mongolia to Tanzania offer some sort of connectivity, it's hard to escape your inbox.
However, some hotels find that the blurring between work and leisure is the antithesis of their mission to help you unplug. They're taking steps to help you tackle your bad habits by staying unwired by choice.
Nine miles off the coast of the Placencia, a fishing village in southern Belize that's becoming a popular vacation destination, the Whipray Caye Lodge attracts anglers who want to forget their lives back homeat least for a few days. Though this private island hideaway caters to a high-end clientele, the lodge is non-wired by design. "Guests come in at the end of the day, have dinner and talk aboutfish," says Beverly Cabral who co-owns the lodge with her husband Julian, a noted angler. It doesn't take long for guests to get in the groove. "Everyone gets on 'caye time' very quickly: They're up just before dawn… fish all day, eat dinner and go to bed usually well before 9 p.m."
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