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Vacation Disconnect

· Communication,Self-Improvement,Stress

When sailing on a cruise, you are assigned a fob or a cruise card. When you check in, you are provided with this item. It has your name on it and a few other details but not your cabin room, for security. You use it to enter your cabin, leave/return to the ship at ports (your photo is linked so they know it’s you). You also could use it to buy things in the various shops, play in the casino, or purchase beverages not in a plan. This means that your wallet and phone could be placed in the cabin safe, nothing to carry but this fob or card for full access.

In addition, you could visit the Internet Café, purchase Wi-Fi access from the ship, or use data from your service provider’s plan for your own devices. In your cabin, you can watch satellite television and stay informed, or…you can do the Vacation Disconnect.

You need not watch the news on TV, read a newspaper, or go online. You could just focus on what you were doing and whom you are with. A cruise allows you to do as much or as little as you want with so many options available 18 hours per day.

Of course, there are other types of vacations in remote areas where you can do the same but more likely you’ll read a headline or hear some news on the car radio. Cruising makes it easier to really detach and re-charge your batteries, coming back more refreshed. And disconnecting for a week or more makes you realize how connected we are most of the time.

Technology continues to offer new options for greater connectivity to the world at large which I think is not always such a great thing. But I still have the ability to control what I connect to and I do.

"Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us."

- Maya Angelou