Twenty- and thirty-somethings have had enough of the ringtones, emails, and status updates. We have flashbacks of life pre-smart phones and pop-up notifications. We are in the need for fresh air, solace, and no WIFI. We are wanting to logout, turn off, and unplug, even if it’s just for a little bit. We’re heading towards the one place we can achieve this, the outdoors.
We are finding ourselves wanting to be cradled by nature, remembering family camping trips from years past. We are remembering our time spent gazing up before bedtime, watching for that falling star as our fathers pointed out the different constellations.
We are making new memories with friends and significant others, who much like us, are in need of slowing down. We are escaping the big cities to find peace among the trees and lakes that live just beyond our laptop screens. Logout, turn off, and unplug, even if it’s just for a little bit.