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Getaways that live up to the word

Living in the digital world where you’re constantly bombarded by computers and cell phones can take its toll on body and soul. Ready for a digital detox?

You’re in luck as one of the luxury travel trends of 2018 encourages communing with nature and rediscovering the joy of a good book.

Lest you think you’ll have to sacrifice comfort, fear not. For literary folks, The Betsy—South Beach in Miami offers bedtime poems and a writers’ room for guests to meet local authors.

And there’s nothing ordinary about the butler—book butler, that is—at Kristiania Lech Hotels, an Alpine retreat in Austria. He is tasked with guiding guests to their favorite reads.

Nature also can be the perfect way to find peace, especially when you unplug and let it take your breath away. Discover your sanctuary away from life’s bustle at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. Guests are invited to be a part of a meditation service at this working Benedictine monastery. Not the Om type? Relax and be inspired by the central coast’s vistas with its rugged mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

At Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, you’ll find chilled champagne and luxe surroundings in your thatched roof bungalow but no TV, phone or alarm clock. Connect instead to the area’s pristine waters as you snorkel at Dive Looe Key Natural Marine Sanctuary.

Another adventure that’s bound to refresh your spirit can be discovered at Breitenbush Hot Springs, a holistic hot springs resort in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, one of the largest national forests. It would be hard not to relax with yoga, massage and more than 20 miles of hot springs.

Whether you disconnect from digital turning the pages of a good read or drinking in the splendor of nature, there’s refreshment awaiting those who take a break from the fast pace of a technology-infused lifestyle. Of course, before you go, you’ll need comfy clothes that help you relax. Garmany has everything you need.

Let the vacation begin.

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