I can’t help but wonder that when I look at this video of a couple during their vacation to Spain and Morocco. It’s a beautiful video, don’t get me wrong but…
By always being behind the lens are we forgetting what’s in front of us?
I struggle with this constantly because I work in social media in the travel industry. It’s also really difficult to turn off the gadgets in downtime. I think that’s why it’s so important to unplug and actually have a vacation. Actually, I’m seeing this trend with a few travel bloggers right now and I wonder if it will continue. I don’t think we’ll (“we” as in “travel bloggers” or people in social media as one subset; there’s also the “workaholic” subset as well) ever be able to completely “turn off” but at least living may lead to a better story and less a montage of photos.
So I vow this: one day during my trip in downtime to Portland and San Francisco, I am not going to be on the computer at all (Twitter, Facebook, blog,the shebang). I’ll even turn off my phone. Gasp! I can’t promise I won’t take photos. That might be hard. But except for my digital camera for one day, I will not be on any computer Deal?