Our new Thanksgiving tradition is to spend some quality time out in the woods and go on a much needed digital detox. This year we went on our third visit to Forest Retreat, which I’ve written about many of times both here and other online publications. During my time in the woods the only tweets I keep up with are from the birds, blogs are replaced with reading my favorite print magazines cover to cover in one sitting (National Geographic, Garden & Gun), and schlepping around town turns into leisurely strolls along leaf covered trails. There will be plenty more pictures but I’m trying to savor this vacation mentality for a few more days and lighten my work load just a little bit longer.
No matter how you unwind I’d suggest unplugging as well, even if it’s just for one day, even if you can’t get out of town. I’m always delighted by how much clarity and focus I gain when I come back from my jaunts to the woods thanks to tuning out the noise of the internet, if only for a little while.
|They don’t call them high water pants for nothin’|
|An unfortunate DIY rhinestone mani, documented for eternity|
|Even creek water can’t disguise my horrible home pedicure
polka dot chambray shirt– Land’s End Canvas