11 Stunning Places Without Wi-Fi So You Can, Y'Know, Actually Enjoy The View

Travel is healthy because it helps us unplug, open our minds and break away from the burnout that so often gets us into a rut.

But unfortunately, even when the average American manages to get away from the desk for a rare vacation, it's almost impossible to unplug: a 2014 survey found that 42 percent of employees feel obligated to check their work email while on vacation.

Looks like we need to learn how to soak up the scenery just a little bit more.

Not only are some of the world's most stunning destinations ideal for a beauty-filled vacation, but they're also ideal places for a digital detox, because they have either limited Wi-Fi connectivity or none at all. Check out some of our favorites, book a cheap flight, and get ready to unplug.

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Palawan, Philippines
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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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After a digital detox retreat in Costa Rica's cloud forests, come and explore the dazzling Corcovado National Park.

3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Take a safari sans phone, and wake up to the sounds of nature instead of an alarm.

4
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, Montana and Idaho)
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Don't count on much cell service in this famed national park, home to a geyser that's secretly one of the prettiest natural wonders in the world.

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Sayulita, Mexico
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Visitors to Via Yoga's pristine retreat centers are encouraged to give up iPhones during their stay... though once they hit the beautiful beaches, they'll forget all about technology.

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Patagonia, Chile and Argentina
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Nature hits big extremes in South America. Patagonia's sky-high glaciers and mountaintops are perfect places to soak it up sans connection.

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Mui Ne Sand Dunes, Vietnam
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These epic, wide-open dunes are yours for sledding, biking and exploring, no GPS needed.

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Reine, Norway
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Chances are slim that you'll find Wi-Fi when you stay over in a quaint fisherman's hut... chances are also slim that you'll want Wi-Fi at all.

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Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
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This stunning, coral-dotted nature preserve is just too stunning for sandy screen time.

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Lake Placid, New York
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You'll receive a free night at Lake Placid Lodge if you check your technology at the door. Oh yeah.

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Ilha Grande, Brazil
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The bays around Brazil's majestic Ilha Grande are dotted with miniature islands to explore, and you WON'T find Internet connectivity.

Correction: A previous version of this post stated that Yellowstone National Park is in California. In fact, it's mostly in Wyoming, with parts in Idaho and Montana.

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