You know that dreaded feeling—the one that begins the moment you reach for your phone and your fingers begin scrolling through your inbox or social media feed. By the time your to-do-list for the week unfolds, you’re already traveling in your mind to a place where you can fully unplug, relax, and release …then you realize, it’s only Monday.
In our increasingly connected world, finding quiet moments to unplug has never been more critical, for both mental health and productivity. In fact, the phrase “digital detox” has even been added to the dictionary. More people are seeking a perfect turn down instead of turn up during their travels with on single goal to decompress.
Fortunately, there are a number of places around the world where you can fully disconnect and recalibrate with your favorite drink and book in hand. Here are a few options that should get you well on your way.
2The Villa at Saugerties — Hudson, New York
Husband and wife team Amanda Zaslow and Joe Moesley were so inspired by the Spanish countryside during their honeymoon that they decided to recreate that experience in upstate New York.
Located just two hours outside of New York City with the sweeping Catskill Mountains as its backdrop, The Villa at Saugerties is a charming bed and breakfast that is the perfect escape from frenetic city life. It’s situated on 3.6 pastoral acres shrouded by grand willows and lily ponds to chill out. The villa holds four detailed rooms containing Moroccan tiled bathrooms, deep soaking tubs to unwind and heated floors. Visitors can also enjoy private patios, wood burning fireplaces, and a 40-foot heated swimming pool.
On Saturdays, join the owners for a prix-fixe, four-course dinner at The Barn, their private residence. Here, you’ll enjoy locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients that are sure to nourish you.