Durex just released a documentary called #DoNotDisturb showing how much technology impacts on our holidays.
We were 1 of the 6 couples who were flown to an exotic location in Sri Lanka.
Half kept their technology and the other half had everything confiscated, including all cameras, phones and laptops.
To our surprise, we were one of the tech free couples.
We had all our technology and gadgets taken away from us and they documented how we coped throughout the week without it.
It was an eye opener and very refreshing. We were totally cut off from the outside world, without the distraction of the camera, social media and pressure to capture it with our cameras.
It was like we were in our own bubble, finding new ways of interacting, like playing card games, singing to each other, playing silly games like “I spy” and of course, more time for intimacy.
This is definitely a style of travelling we'd love to implement more often.
Watch us appear in the Durex documentary alongside 5 other couples including fellow travel blogging couple Drive on the Left:
Have you ever had a tech free holiday with your partner? How did you find it?
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