Saturday, August 7, 2010

Low Tech Travel

What would we do without all the modern electronic devices that help us keep in touch with each other? In many ways, those modern inventions have improved our lives. But I think it's important for people, especially children, to have breaks from technology once in a while.
My grandson recently attended a summer camp that forbade all of them, including cellphones, DSIs, etc. and I think that's a great idea. While things like that can keep kids occupied while getting to their destinations, why not have family vacations in natural environments and forbid all tech devices, even to adults? Sure, we'll have zillions of messages waiting when we get home, but once in a while it's good for us to experience what life used to be like, especially in beautiful, natural environments.

2 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

What a wonderful idea! We've become too dependent on our modern electronic devices.

Did your grandson enjoy his summer camp experience?

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Susanne. Yes, he enjoyed it a lot.