5. Write postcards
Rather than posting about your trip online, why not focus on a few people who really care about you and write them a postcard? If you choose a goodun it’ll live on their fridge for years to come, rather than fleetingly on their timeline.
6. Keep a diary
Some people use social media as an online memory bank. But there are other ways of keeping a log of your trips. Bring a diary on your next trip and try to write an entry every day, and then keep it somewhere safe so you can reminisce years later. An added bonus: a diary doubles up as a convenient place to shove all the tickets and bits of indispensable bumf that accumulate over a trip.
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7. Step away from the wi-fi
Believe it or not, there was once a time when you would go away and not use the internet at all. It was called everything that ever happened before the noughties. When you first get to a hotel or restaurant, resist asking for that wi-fi code unless you really need it. Otherwise there’s a fair chance that you’ll relapse on your social media abstinence.
8. Travel somewhere that doesn’t have the internet
If you’re serious about giving up social media, you could always take a “digital detox” and travel somewhere that doesn’t have internet access at all. Here are 19 places where you won’t get a scratch of wi-fi or 4G. And you won’t want to, either.
9. Go t-total: leave your smartphone behind
You nearly spilled your flat white on your i-sock, you’re so appalled. But hear me out. If you’re serious about giving up social media on holiday, go and buy a pay-as-you-go phone on the cheap and pack that instead of your smart phone. That way you can make a call in an emergency, but there’s no way you’ll be tempted into using social media while away. Go on… what’s the worst that could happen?
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