LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- In 2013 digital detox is increasingly on the travel to-do list. As technology and social media become increasingly pervasive, so too does our need to make a conscious decision to tune out from the digital world.
Cheapflights.co.uk has picked the top destinations to kick back and relax without your devices in 2013.
Cheapflights Travel Expert Oonagh Shiel says: "Nowadays social media and the digital world are firmly entrenched in our routines. Many of us give up alcohol or rich food for a couple of weeks -- so, why not do the same with our digital habits?
"In our everyday lives we're all plugged in, socially-connected and switched-on, but from time to time it's good to take a break and your holiday should be just that; an escape from the everyday. After two weeks away you'll come back refreshed, digitally-cleansed -- and ready to tell everyone about it with a new status update or post.
"Here at Cheapflights we've taken a break from Pinterest to find some inspiring destinations that will ensure you get away from it all; offering great views, sporting surrounds or immersive experiences -- and a welcome distraction from digital distractions, at least for a while. So put down your smartphones, iPads and Kindles and cut yourself off from the world in new surroundings where the wonder of your environs will help you to forget that you haven't logged on, 'checked in' or pinned something for a while. At first your thumbs might twitch to get back to their gadgets -- but you'll soon feel revitalised by the great outdoors and technology will become a distant memory!"
Take a great escape to Grenoble from £ 70 per person
Escape to the mountains of Grenoble, France, with Cheapflights.co.uk and clear your mind by hiking across the three mountain ranges. Take a cable car to Bastille Hill, a series of fortifications overlooking Grenoble, go for a dip in the mountain lakes and a trip on the little train of La Mure, which has 18 tunnels and a spectacular view of the river Drac as well as the dam of Monteynard. Head to the Grande Chartreuse monastery, hidden in the Chartreuse Mountains, to discover what life was like before the technological era and perhaps take your own vow of silence.
Cheapflights.co.uk is offering return flights from London Gatwick to Grenoble from £ 70 per person. This offer is valid for travel between 15-29 March 2013.
Chill out in Iceland from £ 310 per person
Escape to Iceland with Cheapflights.co.uk and discover the remote lands filled with mud pools, geysers, glaciers and waterfalls. Put your gadgets down and treat your mind to the natural beauty of the undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the aurora night sky; a good time to go since solar activity is currently close to its peak, making the view even more spectacular. Head to Westfjords, a north west peninsular connected to the rest of Iceland by a 10 kilometre-wide isthmus between Gilsfjordur and Bitrufjordur to lose all connections. The Westfjords remains a world away from the rest of Iceland and ensure that no digital activity can take place.
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