Short of closing your Facebook account and abandoning your phone, it can be extremely tough to switch off completely.
But, believe it or not, there are still plenty of places to travel where you won't be disturbed by the constant buzzing of technology.
Bungle Bungle up in the Wilderness
Australia's Kimberley region is as remote as it gets – and you'll have no mobile phone interruptions at the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Don't miss a scenic flight through this incredible wonderland, where every hilly surface looks like Marge Simpson's beehive from the air. Relax and enjoy your creature comforts with zero interruptions.
The tourism boards of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now offering 'digital detox' packages to ensure you stay stress-free. If you fancy the high life while unwinding, you can detox in luxury on the private island hideaway Petit St. Vincent.
On a digital detox you'll receive life-coaching every day to encourage you to appreciate life in the real world, as well as enjoy boat rides through the deserted Tobago Cays and walks through the botanical gardens. Don’t forget to take photos for Facebook… oh, wait. You can’t.
Brave the wilderness in Big Sur, California
The drive hugging the spectacular California coastline between L.A. and San Francisco is unbeatable for pristine Pacific Ocean views, sending fans of the great outdoors wild with opportunities. You can opt to be well-equipped in a place like Big Sur Lodge, surrounded by aged redwoods in Ben Sur, but if you're up for an adventure then pack a tent, head for the trees and camp out in silence under the stars.
Get remote control at the Knoydart Peninsula, Western Scotland
Unspoiled and more dramatic than an episode of Downton Abbey, this remote section of western Scotland is flanked by Fjord-like sea lochs. The boat ride from Mallaig or Glenelg might be choppy, but you may prefer it to the two-day, 20-mile hike across the mountains. If it's seclusion you crave, you’re bound to find it at The Pierhouse, in a hamlet that's home to only 70 people.
Fake ice, baby. The Gawler Ranges, South Australia
The Gawler Ranges sit 600km to the northwest of Adelaide on the Eyre Peninsula. The Ranges offer a less tourist-infected outback, and thus a far more relaxing experience than anything you'll find at Uluru. With hopping roos, lazy shingleback lizards and an expansive volcanic landscape as your base, a trip to the stunning, glacier-like Lake Gairdner will blow you away; it resembles a piece of Antarctica in the desert. Stay with Geoff and his wife at the lovely and remote Kangaluna Camp via Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris, and get them to show you the original Aboriginal dressing room.Surely you can wait to update your Facebook just a few more days? Think of how much more you'll have to say once you've unplugged and relaxed, free from gadgets.