7 Places to Go Offline in 2015


Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places. Photo by Maggie Morris

Is it even possible in this day and age to travel somewhere out of cell phone range and beyond internet connectivity? Team Fathom is resolving to take at least one unplugged vacation — for solitude, for peace of mind, for the sake of our own sanity.

1. Praise the Unplugged Vacation

Where: Nevada and Utah, USA
There is freedom in being unreachable for a few days. Just think about what you miss when you’re busy looking at all of your blinking devices.
Read more: Disband out west.


Photo by Rob Long

2. Take a Quirky Journey to Productivity

Where: Seattle to Shanghai
Desperate to get away from the distractions of daily life? Book (slow) passage on a container ship, and try life in solitary.
Read more: Voyage like a monk (or Hollywood writer) across the Pacific Rim.


Photo by Marianna Jamadi

3. Hide Out at the End of the World

Where: Ubud, Bali
Swap emails with colleagues for conversations with monkeys in Bali’s banana forests. From the delicious food to the incredible culture and friendly people, Bali is truly a magical place.
Read more: Explore Ubud.


Photo by Courtney Maum

4. Savor the Darkness

Where: Montana, USA
A different kind of luxury, this one involves only a lantern as electricity, a vintage wood stove, and playing cards to pass the time.
Read more: Hibernate in the Glacier Region.


Photo by Claudia Pellarini / Silolona

5. Ply the South Seas

Where: Cook Islands, Indonesia
A five-cabin teak charter, a crew, manta rays, and you.
Read more: Dive into yacht life.


Photo courtesy of Post Ranch Inn

6. Get Your Head in the Clouds

Where: California, USA
Embrace dramatic Californian architecture in the natural world. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few days in a swank treehouse?
Read more: Acquiesce to nature in Big Sur.


Photo by Alison Weissbrot

7. Float Away

Where: Lake Titicaca, Peru
Forget Machu Picchu. Think ancient tribes, floating islands, and singalongs on a reed boat.
Read more: Purposefully get lost.

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