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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

Disconnecting when traveling as a family. Getting away from it all.

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

When you think of a holiday away from home, a break from work, the thought that comes to mind might be "I just want to get away from it all!" right?

Maybe it's away from your daily responsibilities, stresses of work, bills, news, cooking, and the constant bombardment of information. But, just how far away do you really want to get?

If you have kids, how long has it been since you've seen them buried in a card game, a board game, or a book instead of a phone?

We built this place with families as our focus but with the idea of sharing nature, educating them about the beauty that surrounds us, inspiring them to try something new, and passing on the stoke of all that makes this place great. Oh, and making them so tired they are begging to go to bed.

Sure, that all sounds great and ideal but for the world we live in now especially this world of connectivity and flexibility that enables us to travel while still getting work done, being connected is what most of the world now considers a basic human right.

During this pandemic, this is how we have all stayed connected, entertained, and continued to work when our "normal" way of work had to shift. Now, when we decide to travel to remote areas of the world, we find that it's almost impossible to accept that lightning fast internet speeds don't exist in remote jungles, deserted islands, and Tibetan plateaus. And it's frustrating...

So get this, just a few years ago in this area of Panama the first cell phone towers were installed providing the area with their first access to easily communicate with the rest of the world. Before that there weren't even hard line telephones. That meant NO communication not even the phone that actually plugs into a wall and phone line. Most of the world can't imagine that and many kids these days don't even know how to use a rotary phone.

Thankfully, we are able to provide internet via satellite for our guests while we wait for faster options but for those of you that do want to disconnect, you just might surprise yourself how fun that board game can be.

If you truly want to disconnect, we got you. If you don't, we still got you but movie production may have to wait until you get back. Fancy a game of backgammon? Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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