Unplugged Issue

WINTER 2023

Issue 5

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Welcome to the Unplugged issue. If recent history is any indication, there will be plenty of reasons to get away from it all this year. And taking a trip to get a break from day-to-day responsibilities was the most common answer that readers gave when asked what “unplugging” meant to them (see the By The Numbers survey results on page 14). The great news is, no matter where you are in the country, it’s easier than you think to plan a trip to totally disconnect and recharge yourself, as long as you know how, where and when to do it (pages 1-128) or some combo thereof. Happy unplugging, folks.

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(INFO AND TIPS TO GUIDE YOUR TRAVEL PLANNING)

ONE QUESTION, 14 ARTISTS
Where is your favorite place to get away and unplug?
by Jonathan Cohen 

THE REALLY INCOMPLETE TIMELINE OF THE WORD “UNPLUG”
It’s the only time you’ll see L.L. Cool J, the dictionary, and Emma Stone referenced together. Check it out.
by Fifty Grande editors

BY THE NUMBERS
Unplugging in America is more than just turning off a phone.
by Fifty Grande editors

CHECK IN
10 new stand-outs coming this year.
by Matt Meltzer

NEXT STOP

(INSPIRATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP)

IN SEARCH OF A NEW REALITY
Seeing the world differently in a former California commune.
by Meg Duff

ESCAPE IN THE EAST
An artist’s guide to Monhegan Island, Maine.
by Claire Harnenz

FOOTIN’ IT IN FORT COLLINS
I ditched my phone to learn how to make my own shoes in Fort Collins, Colorado.
by Daliah Singer

TAKING A MOMENT IN MOORESVILLE
Seeking out exquisite nothingness in Alabama.
by Anna Venarchik

BARBECUE CHILL
Lockhart, Texas, beckons when BBQ is your ideal escape.
by Hilary Harty

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