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    Question When did you last take a vacation with no Internet?

    A question for the WHT members.

    When did you last take a vacation, at least 3 days in length, in which you did not use the Internet during this time? This includes the Internet-based usage of desktops, laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones.

    I suspect that many of us do a little bit of work while on vacations, or otherwise use the Internet, so I am curious.

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    Had to of been before 1997... The only time I have gone more than a day without being using the internet in one way or another was when I was in hospital for 4 days in 2002, and that was definitely not a vacation. (oh an a trip to Iowa for a funeral, again, not a vacation).

    Yes, I'm a geek completely!

    Heck, if you want to talk about just being online, I think I have been online at least once just about every day since 1989 when I first got a modem.

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    A couple of weeks earlier (Mid July), I didn't use any internet for about 4 or 5 days when I was on a camping trip. I had my iPhone but there was no means of internet connectivity.
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    No laptop no internet for a whole week last year @ Shanghai - China

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    Took one for singapore last month, took no gadget

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    last year when I want to Walt Disney
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    It was 2001 and I was at Lego Land, Sea World and San Diego Zoo.

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    I just spent two days in Montreal with no internet if that counts (I know it's not three, but it's as close as it's going to get for me).

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    I will expose a secret here: If you try to leave PC and Internet for 10 days and more, then when you come back to your PC you will experience a very weird feeling, even though it will probably last for 1-5 minutes only from the time you start to face your PC. Which is, you will see for a while the monitor being small/weird and not adjusted with your face! You will see the keyboard and mouse as well not adjusted with your hands and body!

    That happened last time 6 years ago when I had an emergency forced me to be away from PC and Internet as well, for like 10 days!

    And 3 days without internet, well, that happened few times in short trips I had in the previous years. But I didn't notice any thing weird when I came back unlike the 10 days period, that was an exceptional 1 OR 2 minutes in my life I still remember, after not interacting with any kind of PC for 10 days!!!!
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    better than 10 years ago.
    3 days with no internet? Yeah, think again, my customers would freak out!
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    I was 2 days without internet last month

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    3 Days? Been at least 10 years or longer.
    About 15 hours is the longest I go now and that is only when I am flying between the US and Australia.
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    I could probably do a two day weekend trip without having to go on the internet (i would need it accessible if time time arouse). Weekends are quiet most of the time.

    We took the kids to disneyland (3 days), sea world, universal studios, and the zoo last month. I only had to break out the laptop once during the day.
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    2008, and for about a week.

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    Last November for a 5 day trip to Wernigerode & Quedlinburg in North East Germany. The 'other half' banned any internet, tv & newspapers and although I protested muchly is was really rather nice . Mind you it took bloomin ages to catch up on all my forum posts & emails when we got home!
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    " That is the bad thing about owning a web hosting business it really owns you."

    Only if you let it own you. There is several things you can do to offset this while still providing top quality customer care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    When did you last take a vacation, at least 3 days in length, in which you did not use the Internet during this time? This includes the Internet-based usage of desktops, laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones.
    I can't remember - certainly not in the past decade. Even going back 10 years I'd dial in via the hotel PBX using the modem in my laptop.

    I can't even escape on cruise ships. There's Internet, and thanks to services like MCP my mobile phone even works when on roaming (which is helpful, as the rates are less than the charges for using the onboard satellite phones).
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    If you are not online, you will be KIA by your customer !

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    Talking about owners of hosting companies, the shocking truth is that you don't need to be running a hosting company or anything, to be online for most of the time 27/7/356! Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Online communities, Youtube, as well as online gaming! All are extensively addictive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Violetli View Post
    Talking about owners of hosting companies, the shocking truth is that you don't need to be running a hosting company or anything, to be online for most of the time 27/7/356! Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Online communities, Youtube, as well as online gaming! All are extensively addictive!
    lol new way to display days 24/7/365 ? lol You found extra hours per day with less days in a year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    lol new way to display days 24/7/365 ? lol You found extra hours per day with less days in a year!
    You are absolutely correct Sorry for that lol
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    Went to the Creation Museum a couple months ago, was a bit of a vacation for 4 days.
    Didn't use the internet or my laptop (brought it just in case). Only electronic device I used was my Cybershot and iPod.

    Before that it would've been a 1 week mission trip 5~ years ago.
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    4 to 6 days in a month i don't use internet at all not because i go for vacation but where i go for my business cellular signals are too weak broadband or any type of wireless internet is a dream

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    Back in 2000 when I went camping last.. the only time I didn't have ANY electronics on me for a weekend, boy was it tough!

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    Every holiday I make sure I do not use the Internet.
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    Would have been summer of 2001 for me - camping and float trip.
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    This past June, I spent a few days hiking the Application mountains in Maine. No cell service for over 4 days straight.

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    Vacation without Internet... <shivers>, aside from the plane ride, I need to be online. I am the sort of person who answers tickets on my phone while in line for a ride at Walt Disney World and travels with 2 laptops and a netbook at all times
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    Last year I took a vacation to the Allegheny forest in Pennsylvania for 3 days. No cell phone, and no internet. Just me, the bears and my ATV. Some friends and beers too!

    Next weekend I'm going to Put-in-bay for a friends birthday celebration. Not bringing the laptop or cell phone either, though I'll certainly be thinking about some ideas for work.

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    I can't live/leave without internet.

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    "It was summer time in Northern Michigan!" Last summer was camping labor day weekend in the northern wood of Michigan, no cell or internet signal. I was lost!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniperscope View Post
    I can't live/leave without internet.
    I would love to live without Internet

    I even sometimes hope that Nibiro thing or sun storm that will effect communications, comes true AND soon. I'm tired of electronics all around me. Crazy isn't it?

    I love my dual time watch, a simple cell phone, and I'm almost done.

    But what is happening now is TOO MUCH (I'm not old btw)
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    last 2009. i went to a primitive land that i have to travel 6 kilometers just to connect online

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    Five odd days in Colorado not too long ago -- sans cell, internet, and even laptop. Two days in the woods on top of it. Beefed up our tech. team by an extra two people just to pull it off.

    Beautiful mountains, ah!
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    I don't think I have ever gone without internet for too long. Some family trips when I was a child, but even then, I found a computer.

    Man, maybe I have a problem... haha

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    when i was in bali 3 week last year

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    I can confidently say that I have never done this... I always have my laptop, data stick, and BlackBerry nearby. If service is unavailable, then I can't go! :-)

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    Last year, not because I wanted to, it was the hotel that didn't have a proper wifi connection available. Longest withdrawal was for 2 days straight.

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    Saw this on the BBC website and thought it was relevant to this thread...

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    Last week! I was in Northern Wisconsin and not only did I not have internet, I didn't have cell reception either! It was kinda nice being totally disconnected with no distractions, but the first few days were tough.
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