How to Unplug from Technology on Weekend Getaways

How to Unplug from Technology on Weekend Getaways Kalamazoo, MI

Is your smartphone screen the last thing you see before falling asleep? Do you come home from work only to watch hours of TV? We're not judging--everyone has issues unplugging from technology. As a boutique inn (and a preferred weekend getaway in Kalamazoo), we provide plenty of opportunities for guests to unplug. Whether you're interested in kayaking down the Kalamazoo River or treating yourself to a spa weekend, our castle inn makes the perfect weekend getaway.

Sometimes it's healthy to turn off the smartphone and remember that there's more to life than what you'll post next on Twitter.

Life is what happens when we unplug from technology to reconnect with friends and family.

Now, about that phone...

Don't worry, we won't ask you to part with your much beloved smartphone. However, you may want to make some changes so you're not tempted to binge watch Netflix or scroll through your Facebook feed (ie things you could have easily done from your couch at home).

The whole point of a weekend getaway is to get away from what stresses you out, be it your job or relentless city traffic.Turn off your social media notifications so you can focus on relaxing at your boutique inn or other travel destination. If you absolutely must send pictures of the kids to Grandma, don't let yourself get sucked into the vortex of social media.

Disconnect from the Office

If you have trouble getting away from work, delete your work email and calendar from your phone so you won't be tempted to check in with the office while you're gone. After all, that PTO you've been sitting on shouldn't be allowed to go to waste. Who knows? Your employer might even appreciate you more when you return, especially if it was difficult getting things done without you.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

If you've never been to a massage spa before, it's important you know the etiquette. It's considered rude to start yakking on the phone when other people are trying to enjoy their Swedish massage, facial, sugar scrub, or mud wrap.

Remember that people come to a spa to relax, not hear you complain on the phone to your assistant about that business deal that went awry. Treat yourself to a spa weekend, but be respectful of those around you. In the end, you'll get the full benefit of the spa treatments and feel much more relaxed if you leave the phone behind.

Get Outside

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors without having to sleep on the hard ground with the bears and racoons. For example, if you book a weekend getaway at our boutique inn, you can enjoy our kayak rentals or take advantage of our convenient bike rental service. Best of all, you'll be able to rest your tired body on an actual mattress--not the rocks your spouse forgot to move out of the way before setting up the tent. Staying at our boutique inn gives you the experience of enjoying nature without having to sleep in it.

To book your stay at our Kalamazoo boutique inn, call Henderson Castle at (269) 344-1827.