From the very first moment the alarm rings in the morning, we grab our mobile phones, start browsing, calling, replying to messages and e-mails, scrolling down through the social networks, uploading photos and videos as well as taking notes.
It is thus hardly surprising that people are looking to spend their holiday in a place where none of this is possible. No free Wi-Fi, no tablets at reception.
Digital detox has become a googled term and many companies are offering device-free trips to distant lands with an appealing itinerary. But one does not need to go as far as Thailand for an unplugged experience. Offline tailor-made holidays are being offered in Slovakia, too.
No signal, no internet
Ivana Rešutíková was born in the town of Brezno, in the Horehronie region in central Slovakia. She spent a number of years leading a city life, studying and working. But she has returned to Brezno to pursue her business idea. Her digital detox along with a spa in a forest are among the most sought-after products her agency offers.
“It reflects the needs of a modern urban person, my clients usually seeking an escape from a busy life through nature,” Rešutíková told The Slovak Spectator.
The digital detox stay offers cottage accommodation in locations unknown even for many local people. The accommodation is placed in a homestead along with 10 other cottages that should have been razed in the past. But they have been reconstructed and the original architectural features have been well-preserved. There is no Wi-Fi in the cottage and it’s also a struggle to get a mobile phone signal, Rešutíková explains.