While I’m sure most people don’t get this impression of me immediately (let’s be honest here, I’m not exactly the most rugged or sporty person per se), I love the outdoors and long hikes and walks, especially when traveling.
Although I was unsuccessful getting our group in Mull out for a pony trek (sadly the treks end in September) I was eager to grab my camera and head out for walks around the island.
I think I would have really lost my mind had I been cooped up inside the house because of rain all weekend. Honestly I was already going a bit stir crazy indoors and coping with a digital detox (no cell service, limited internet).
I normally deal with not having cell phone service really well. In fact this is the only time I’ve been abroad and had a completely functional cell phone. When I was living in Ireland I was mobile-free and in Hong Kong I had a crappy pay-as-you-go flip phone.
During one of our walks I was ticking off a list of things I needed to do when I got back to Edinburgh and Ruaridh stopped me–this was the time not to worry about emails and visas and packing. Sometimes I feel like having less to do actually makes me stress more.
My musts for the weekend?
Taking lots of photographs, going for a run, and being out in the sun.
Lucky for me, Mull provided amazing views for all three of those activities. I almost didn’t even notice I didn’t have cell phone service.
Have you ever gone through a Digital Detox? What’s your ideal way to relax on holiday?