Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


The glory of unexpected unplugging

My family and I went on a short ski vacation this past week.  I'd planned to do a bit of blogging and other online 'stuff' during the trip but found that the condo we rented was totally out of any kind of data range (no data on my iPhone, no data on my laptop, not WiFi, etc.) 

MtHoodFlag I was a little annoyed at first, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise.  I decided to treat my lack of connectivity as a sign I should just relax and enjoy the time away - and I'm glad I did.

If you (like me) are in the habit of staying plugged in during your vacations, I suggest you try to spend a few days off the grid (totally - not just faking it) and see if you enjoy it as much as I did.

On the plus side:

  • The camera on my iPhone worked great even if I had not data signal, and I was able to snap the shot in this post (click for larger view);
  • I got a bit of reading done between the skiing and playing board games by the fire which means I'll be posting some book reviews (and a couple of gadget reviews) soon.