The Right Way to Unplug on a Vacation

5/05/2017 – It’s vacation time! You’ve waited all year and it’s finally here. Time to kick back, relax, and unplug from the rest of the world. It’s time to focus on you and have fun with the whole family. If you’re still looking for that resort getaway, look no further. Callaway Gardens Resort is your official destination vacation just a stone’s throw away from Atlanta. If you’re ready to really let go and make the most of your vacation, check out these tips from the vacation experts at Callaway Gardens Resort.

How to Unplug

Before you head off on your summer adventure, here are a few things you can do to help put your mind at ease. It’s second nature for most people to worry about missing emails and client meetings while you’re away, which is why you should have a contingency plan for the days you’ll be gone. Forward all your business emails to a trusted colleague or secretary. Set up an automated email as well as your voicemail to inform clients that you’ll be away for a while. Include details like when you’ll be back and who they should contact in an emergency. Don’t forget to inform other important family members about your plans. Confirm who will walk the dog and water the plants while you’re away. Make sure these people also know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.

Technology Detox

For some people, it’s impossible to completely disconnect from technology. When it comes to your vacation, consider the bare necessities. What technology can you absolutely not live without? If you think you can get by with just your smartphone, that’s a great start. The idea is to reduce the amount of technology and connectivity during your vacation. This’ll allow you to truly unplug from the world and enjoy what’s right in front of you. If you have to check emails or make calls on your vacation, try to limit the time you spend on these tasks, leaving the rest of your day free to focus on the family and see the sights.

It’s not uncommon for kids to distract themselves with games and movies on their tablets and smartphones while traveling. Once you arrive, however, try to limit time spent on these devices and engage them in their surroundings. If you want to bring your music collection with you, make sure to put your device on airplane mode so you won’t be interrupted with messages and notifications. Social media can wait. If it helps, let your followers know you’ll be away for a while and make a vow to not sign on again until after you get back.

Relaxing Activities

Without a doubt, the best way to kick off a vacation is with a trip to the spa. In the heart of the Callaway Gardens Resort, you’ll find Spa Prunifolia. Enjoy a day at the spa solo or with that special someone. The professionals here have a variety of services that’ll help you unwind. Tee up at one of two beautiful, 18-hole golf courses that are also on the property. The sunset vistas are what make these courses popular venues for tournaments, business meetings, and vacations alike. While you’re here, you can also enjoy the great outdoors on one of the many bike trails surrounding the resort. Call now and reserve the ultimate resort vacation today. You’re sure to find something for everyone at Callaway Gardens Resort.

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