When was the last time you unplugged for a few days? Studies show the average American spends more than 11 hours per day connected to some time of media and that doesn’t leave much time for actually living!
It’s time to disconnect. It’s time for a digital detox. It’s time for a vacation paid for by someone else.
Internet provider SatelliteInternet.com is offering a one-weekend “dream job” to someone willing to take a weekend vacation tech free. The “Digital Detox Challenge” is offering $1,000 to someone willing to spend a weekend at Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California (no worries, they’ll cover travel too) without their tech devices.
They are even being fairly lenient, you only have to “give up using any tech devices for two of the three days. In true millennial style, you can pull out your tech on the last day to document and share your experience,” the company said.
The winner (chosen Aug. 26) will be put up in a “retro Airbnb” with amenities including air conditioning, a hot tub, a pool and running water. They say that “instead of hunching over your tech devices all day, you can explore nearby hiking trails, take a dip in the pool, read a book, meditate, relax in the hammock and watch the stars.” Personally, I’m more concerned they felt the need to include running water as an amenity.
If you want to thrown your name in the running, head on over to SatelliteInternet.com to apply.