In response to the realization that we are spending too much time staring at screens during our vacations, a number of hotels are offering guests the option to take a holiday from their gadgets. Call it a ‘Braincation’ or ‘digital detox’. Surrendering your mobile phone and tablet isn’t such a scary idea. The Lifehouse Country Spa Resort in Essex even has a “BlackBerry crèche” where your phone can take timeout.
Or if you just can’t bear others missing out on your holiday fun, then do like The Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., and hand the responsibility over to a dedicated social media butler, who will tweet and post updates on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.