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jul 21

Vacation spots that encourage you to unplug

World Hum points out a story in Toronto's Globe and Mail about a new trend: "resorts that force guests to ditch their devices at the door."

The reporter checked in to The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Colombia

Upon check-in, I was forced to give up my BlackBerry and sign a waiver authorizing the hotel to hold my electronic belongings in the hotel safe... The package included a $100 credit toward the spa, golf, or activities such as zip-trekking, kayaking, trail riding and fishing.

BudgetTravel.com recently rounded up a bunch of places where PDAs, internet connections, and even TVs are disallowed. These six spots are short hops from most major U.S. cities.* Check out the story "You, Unplugged."

*UPDATE 7:30p.m.ET: This post was republished to correct a typo.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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