Drop out, Tune In

By Jenna Mahoney / March 8, 2018

ABOVE: Mountain Trek in British Columbia

There are few things more #FOMO-inducing than wish-you-were-here vacation posts. But a crop of haute hotels is doubling down on the constant need to post with check-your-cell phone programs that encourage guests to get moving—and mindful.

Book at the hiking-focused Mountain Trek in British Columbia and you’ll actually forget what it is like to be so attached to your phone. All stays, which are a week or longer, are tech-free and fitness-full. Days are spent trekking over the spa’s forested expanse, practicing morning and evening yoga, and trying every cardio or strength class imaginable. mountaintrek.com

LEFT: Element Boston Seaport; TOP RIGHT: Domaine de Manville; BOTTOM RIGHT: Nayara Springs

Eco-conscious Element Boston Seaport in Beantown’s happening Seaport neighborhood gifts guests a free night when they complete the tech-free challenge. Check your phone or other devices for 24 hours and use the hotel’s bikes to cycle around the city, before joining the Relax reception, an evening wine-and-cheese gathering. elementbostonseaport.com

At Nayara Springs in Costa Rica, sign on for the Digital Detox Special and enjoy morning yoga sessions; a pampering, organic spa experience; and a private naturalist-guided tour of the lush surroundings. Fresh tropical fruit and that famous Costa Rican coffee are also included. nayarasprings.com.

Long synonymous with mindful retreats, the COMO brand’s Metropolitan property in London has an exclusive tech-free weekend package. In exchange for handing over your devices while you stay in the penthouse suite, you’ll receive a totally customized itinerary featuring yoga, in-suite massage, healthy eating choices and intuitive healing. comohotels.com

Domaine de Manville, a romantic former farming estate in Provence, France, offers a one-night offline package. Instead of reloading Instagram every few minutes, you can explore the property’s picturesque grounds on the hotel’s fitness walk circuit. For a longer look at the legendary scenery, grab a map of local hiking trails at the front desk. domainedemanville.fr


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Jenna Mahoney

Jenna Mahoney

Jenna Mahoney is a Brooklyn-based magazine editor and writer. She specializes in travel, wellness, beauty and health. She has been on staff at Bridal Guide and Fitness. Jenna is also the author of Small Apartment Hacks (Ulysses Press, 2013), and is the new Fitness News columnist for Organic Spa Magazine.
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