Technology: making life great since the year it invented the calendar. But along with cataloguing time, technology has given us the means to make better use of it. It's not that modern life is overwhelming; it's just easy to say yes to the near-infinite diversions it offers. With seemingly every building, restaurant, and public park offering WiFi hotspots, taking a true break from technology is nearly impossible in our wired world.
But as we Instagram and SnapChat our every experience, we’re missing out on the simple joys that come with exploring the many offbeat and varied places our country has to offer. (It’s hard to remember, but there was a time when people found cool stuff to do without the help of Yelp and Google Maps.) So put your FOMO aside and join us below for a guide to relaxing and out-of-the-ordinary spots where you can put your phone on vibrate and have some unique experiences that need no check-in. After all, the best kind of technology is the one that gets you where you want to be, and doing what you want to do.