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Should the phone be at the top of your vacation checklist?
Walk around any beach resort or majestic hotel and you’re guaranteed to find someone staring at their smart phone.
By: Bellhop.com LLC
Walk around any beach resort or majestic hotel and you’re guaranteed to find someone staring at their smart phone. Whether they’re checking facebook to see what other people are doing, nosing through work emails, or simply just catching up on the news. An epidemic is spreading called Nomophobia. In 2008, British researchers identified people who experienced anxiety when they didn’t have access to mobile technology.
The question remains, do we take a cellphone on vacation? The answer is yes but turn it off, and leave it only for emergencies. “It amazes me that people save money, vacation time, and finally ‘get away’ only to find they are still connected to their life.” says Keith Johnson, President of BellHop.com. “The whole purpose of taking a vacation is to get away from the norm. By constantly checking your everyday life on your phone, you’re not actually taking a vacation!”
Posting to Facebook - Good Idea?
We know you’re excited about being away. Posting photos of you and your family in Disneyland is not a great idea. Remember that Facebook is not secure and still a free service. If one of your five thousand friends isn’t happy with you it’s not hard to let people know that no one is home at your house and can easily post your return date. In the meantime someone might get the bright idea to simply stop by your house and steal a few things.. If you plan on posting to Facebook, simply wait until you are home.
Check it Twice.
Bring your phone and to keep it charged and off. Check it twice while on vacation and only deal with emergencies. The whole point to a vacation is to experience what the world has to offer. If you plan on being on your cellphone most of the time, do yourself a favor, stay home, save money and simply search the web for “Amazing Vacation Photos”.