The Unplugged Issue (#5)
Welcome to the Unplugged issue and our look at the country through a more chilled-out lens. Whether you’re looking for a break from day-to-day responsibilities — this was the most common answer that readers gave when asked what “unplugging” meant to them (page 14) — or any other reason to get away, the great news is, it’s easier than you think to plan a trip to totally disconnect and recharge yourself. As long as you know how (page 41), where (p. 23 – 121) and when to do it (p. 112) or some combo thereof. See the issue’s contents below.
IN THE ISSUE
CONCIERGE [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
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
Lockhart, Texas, beckons when BBQ is your ideal escape.
by Hilary Harty
DO NOT FUCKING DISTURB!
How to break free from social media and truly enjoy a vacation.
by Evan Malachosky
GETTING COZY AT THE CHLOE
The New Orleans boutique offering a laid-back vibe in the middle of the city’s revelry.
by Amber Gibson
THE SALT LAKE FORMERLY KNOWN AS GREAT
What do we stand to lose if we let it disappear?
by Sarah Yeoman
Q&A with missile base renovator Matthew Fulkerson.
by Megan Bannister
AN ODE TO TRAINS
Not that long ago, every set of wheels would offer some kind break. Not anymore.
by Elissa Hunter
OLD AS DIRT
Hidden in east-central Oregon is a remote national monument that looks out of place in the Pacific Northwest, in the best possible way.
by Tiffany Hill
GHOST BABY’S SUBTERRANEAN SEDUCTION
Unplug and connect with the past at Cincinnati’s most underground bar.
by Adam Robb
ISLE ROYALE’S ISOLATED APPEAL
Digital detox in one of America’s least visited national parks.
by Abbie Synan
When you visit Martha’s Vineyard makes all the difference in the world.
by Rhett Ahrens
States featured or mentioned:
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
(124 pages total printed on 8.5 by 10.5 matte paper)