01/11/2013 03:44 pm ET

Stress-Free Vacations To Help You Unwind (PHOTOS)

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"Getting away from it all" has become increasingly difficult in recent years, as Wi-Fi or hotel-offered Internet access has become practically ubiquitous.

Travelers who truly wish to unwind, unplug and generally not communicate with the outside world could be hard-pressed to find hotels or programs that offer the chance to fully escape from "normal" life.

In fact, a 2012 survey of 4,600 respondents in 13 countries conducted by Redshift Research showed that 88 percent of respondents packed a mobile device that was capable of connecting to Wi-Fi or had 3G capabilities. Additionally, a survey of 2,000 Americans in the spring of 2012 showed that 52 percent of respondents would work while on their summer vacations.

So what's a traveler looking to unplug to do? There are numerous hotels and programs that offer technology-free zones and sleep programs, while some even confiscate cell phones upon arrival.

Herewith, 10 programs offered by various outlets that promote de-stressing, returning to nature or achieving better sleep habits.



Trips & Hotels That Help You Unplug