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Digital Detox


Almost half of Brits (43%) are so frazzled by the over connected world they live in, they plan to unplug on their next holiday, according to new research from Holiday Autos, the leading car hire comparison site.

The younger generation are now so dependent on being connected that nearly half (45%) of 18-24 year olds ranked availability of Wi-Fi as very important when booking a holiday. The survey of 2,057 UK adults found that 42% of the wider population are concerned about the amount of time they and their family spend using screens in everyday life. 43% plan to unplug on their next holiday. has created a digital detox road trip map to help us find the best areas in the UK to unplug.

Yorkshire's Scarborough has been named as one of the UK's top 15 destinations for digital detox - browse our website to search the wide range of accomodation, events and activities that will help you switch off from the digital world. 

Top Tips to Help Unplug

Dr Rosen, a leading psychologist who specialises in the impact of technology has come up with the following tips to help you plan your unplugged UK road trip:

1. Build up to it – it can be hard to go cold turkey for a week. Start small by not looking at your phone for fifteen minutes, then gradually build up to leaving your phone at home for a morning, then a full day

2. Go old school - buy an alarm clock, watch and camera so that you’re not constantly reaching for your phone

3. Turn off notifications so you’re not distracted and tempted to look at the screen and move social media, email or messaging apps away from your home screen

4. Consider setting a fixed time each day to check your messages to take away the feeling of tech-related anxiety. This way you’re controlling when you look at your screen, rather than it controlling you

5. Organise your staycation somewhere with low connectivity or limited 4G

6. Tell friends, family and colleagues in advance and on your Out of Office message that you’ll be out of signal and can’t respond

For more information on how to unplug on your holiday, check out Holiday Autos Blog