Vacation spots that encourage you to unplug Get off the grid! Find out about places where PDAs, Internet connections, and even TVs are not allowed. Sean O'Neill Monday, Jul 21, 2008, 5:28 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2015

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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. 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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