How Offline Portugal
gave me a new definition of digital detox

“Digital detox, a luxurious holiday where people pretend to enjoy life without their phone”.

That is how I used to define a digital detox but that was before I discovered Offline Portugal, close to the steep cliffs of the Algarve and home to many beautiful exotic plants and amazing surf waves.

At first, I had a sceptical position towards digital detox because I have always been able to control myself even though I do witness people around me seemingly addicted to digital media. This made me curious to see if a digital detox would actually help those people. I used to think that they would go there, give away their phone for a few days and go back to their addiction as soon as they would return home or to their work. However, this is not what I observed. I was happy to find that Offline Portugal provides people with the tools and the incentives to limit social media within their life, not just for the time of a holiday. I have seen people here who have re-learnt to socialize, people who had forgotten how fun it was to play music, board games or to simply have a conservation without checking for social updates every 5 minutes. These people re-discovered the enjoyable life of simple social interactions, the ones you might have had as a child at school when you did not own a phone and your day revolved around which activities you were the most looking forward to and not the latest news about any random celebrities.

I have lived this way because I have always seen a certain malice to social media and simply used technology as a tool. This is what Offline Portugal provided for the many guests I have met, it helped them understand that digital media can simplify life but that our lives should not depend on them.

“Digital detox, a holiday which re-teaches you to socialize and live without a phone through immersive and enjoyable activities.”

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Where do we do this2

Our off-line experiences take place in the Southwest of Portugal near the beautiful town of Aljezur, Tenerife in Canary islands and in India. The workshops can be booked online and they will take place in Lisbon The Offline dinners run once a month and you can reserve your place Here. Our festival will be placed not far from Aljezur in the middle of the beautiful mountains in Monchique. The spiritual guidance sessions are available to current offliners (Ex Offline House guests) and can be done via a Skype call. We believe that the first meeting should be done off-line so join one o four events or experiences and then we can follow you upo n your journey with an online guidance.

 

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Where do we do this3

Our off-line experiences take place in the Southwest of Portugal near the beautiful town of Aljezur, Tenerife in Canary islands and in India. The workshops can be booked online and they will take place in Lisbon The Offline dinners run once a month and you can reserve your place Here. Our festival will be placed not far from Aljezur in the middle of the beautiful mountains in Monchique. The spiritual guidance sessions are available to current offliners (Ex Offline House guests) and can be done via a Skype call. We believe that the first meeting should be done off-line so join one o four events or experiences and then we can follow you upo n your journey with an online guidance.

 

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