Working from home for the past few months has gotten us too attached to our gadgets and we are spending an unhealthy amount of time in front of our screens. Even outside of work, we are using the internet to stay connected with each other. We’ve got caught in FOMO, the fear of missing out, a state of anxiety where one wants to stay connected to know what others are doing, and tends to cling to social media to not miss out on any new excitement. This results in spending too much screen time, which may affect our fitness. A digital detox is good for both our physical and mental health since it gives us more time to focus on ourselves and reconnect with nature when we step away from our computers and smartphones. Spending less time in front of screens also means we can spend quality time with our loved ones. It also allows us to sleep better. Plus, going outdoors for an adventure, while respecting safety measures, is much more exciting!
So let’s plan a digital detox itinerary and get ready to travel tomorrow!
1 | Unwind and Stay at one of the world’s top 100 hotels in Bali and Sumba
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The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about digital detox is to unwind. Refresh yourself by staying at one of the world’s top hotels in Bali and Sumba. And these are the hotels that have landed a spot on Travel+Leisure’s list of World’s Best 100 Hotels for 2020: Capella Ubud (Bali), The Ritz-Carlton (Bali), Belmond Jimbaran Puri (Bali), The Mulia Bali, and Nihi Sumba (Sumba Island). So, reconnect with yourself while enjoying unique experiences at one of these hotels.
2 | Do some gardening and get inspired by the grandeur of Bogor Botanical Garden, just a short drive from Jakarta
Longing to reconnect with nature, but cannot leave for too long? Bring nature into your home by creating your own garden. Where else to seek inspiration than at the Bogor Botanical Garden? Located just an hour’s drive away from Jakarta, the marvelous garden houses a collection of thousands of floras. While looking for inspiration, do a short digital detox by taking a walk under the massive trees, having a picnic, or feeding the deer.
3 | Immerse in nature’s healing power as you ground yourself in the incredible forests of Yogyakarta
Grounding, also called earthing, is walking barefoot so we can make direct physical contact with the ground or earth and feel fully immersed in nature. Immersing oneself in nature could be one of the best ways to do a digital detox. You can visit the Dlingo pine forest, which is 25 km away from the city center of Yogyakarta. Feel nature’s healing power while you walk through the dense trees, including Pinus merkusii. You can rent a hammock from the locals and enjoy the view from there. Besides grounding, you can meditate, read books, write stories, draw sketches, and enjoy the beauty and sounds of nature.
4 | Savor the joy of camping within the cozy tents of Bandung
Spending quality time with your loved ones is always great and what better way to do that than camping? However, you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort and can camp at glamping sites such as Lakeside Rancabali and The Lodge Maribaya in Bandung. Experience the joy of camping outdoors in Bandung’s cool breeze and mountainous terrain while enjoying the luxurious facilities offered at these glamping sites.
5 | Choose your trekking path and enjoy the beauty of Java
Java has so many breathtaking natural landscapes. Take a hike; explore the amazing Coban Sewu in Lumajang and the beautiful waterfalls located in Ciletuh Geopark, Sukabumi. These sites offer mesmerizing trekking paths and views that are certainly worth the walk. Visiting these two sites would refresh both your body and mind.
So, feeling inspired to plan your digital detox trip? Visit Indonesia.Travel website to learn more about these places and choose an adventure to make the most of your future trip.