How to Relax and Unplug on Your Vacation

You promised yourself you'd do it - turn off your cell phones, power down the portable tablets and tuck those laptops away where you can't see them.

You promised yourself you'd do it - turn off your cell phones, power down the portable tablets and tuck those laptops away where you can't see them. You're going on vacation and you're going to relax whether you like it or not. In today's world, it's nearly impossible to achieve this - to cut yourself off from the digital world with no phone calls, texts, tweets, Facebook posts or friend requests. However, when you set your mind to do something, you won't back down, and this year you're going to reserve a luxury vacation rental and say "see you later" to your friends and family until you return back home.

So how do you do it? Here are some tips that will ensure your only job is to relax all vacation long:

Ditch the Phones
We know, we know - your smartphone is another appendage. It's your brain when you know you need an extra reminder, your wake-up call in the morning. How do you live without it? Simple. Turn it off. Leave it at home. Your parents did it, and so can you. If you've taken vacation days off from the office for your trip, then there's no reason to feel guilt for unplugging - otherwise, it's not a true respite from work.

"It really is crazy, but we've evolved to a state where we really need - or think we need - to be digitally connected every second," Gloria Mark, a researcher from the University of California, Irvine, told Conde Nast Traveler. "The whole idea [of the digitally connected world] is to expand our reach, to communicate with other people - and that's a good thing. But what price are we paying for being constantly on?"

Let People Know Early
Sometimes, your innate loyalty to your family, friends and coworkers might speak louder than your desire to unplug. The best way to combat this is to communicate with them months before your trip - say, the moment you pick out your luxury rental and start saving for your trip. Once you've planted the seed, your friends and colleagues will gain a better understanding of just how important this goal is for you.

Pick the Right Villa
Luxury today means top-notch staff service, immaculate villa amenities, private beaches - and having high-speed WiFi in every inch of space. While it is considered a great perk to many, in your case, it's a curse. Try to find a private bungalow that offers limited access to the outside world, forcing you to fully enjoy your surroundings and find inner peace during your stay. You can contact a villa reservation specialist who can guide you in choosing the right villa and destination - Thailand can be a great choice for this type of electronic-free getaway.

Are you interested in luxury vacation rentals? Contact Villas of Distinction today at 800.289.0900 where a qualified villa expert will help you explore which luxury villa best suits your lifestyle.