24 Hour No Technology Challenge. Can you do it? I made a Travel Resolution for me and my family in December while working with Alamo… 24 Hours of NO Technology. Oh, yes. 24 FULL HOURS of NO – iPads, iPhones, Gaming Systems, TV or anything else under the umbrella of technology devices for me and my family.
24 Hours NO Technology Challenge
Can you do it? Can you go after it? We tried!!!
I wanted to make an impact on my family.
I wanted to bring my family back to the basics.
I wanted to create a memorable vacation that showed them how much FUN we had being disconnected.
I wanted to truly make a point to get “out there” on vacation and keep everyone occupied without technology.
We traveled to Pittsburgh for the Easter holiday (and also it happened to be my Benjamin’s 8th birthday weekend!) to visit my in-laws.
We visit them maybe 2-3 times a year. Every time we visit, my sons bring their iPads or some sort of gaming device. And usually every time we visit, they’re connected. I have to admit, me, too! For my work, it’s imperative that I’ve connected, but I knew 24 hours wouldn’t kill me to disconnect and just have it be about FAMILY.
Here were the guidelines I set up:
From Saturday, April 4th at 7:30PM to Sunday, April 5th at 7:30PM – NO TECHNOLOGY.
But the best part… since we all knew going in that this was going to be our Travel Challenge, we had set-up ahead of time a bunch of things to do with our family throughout our WHOLE TRIP that didn’t involve technology. We really took it upon ourselves to get outside and play and laugh and be together… all without technology attached to their fingertips.
My husband documented the weekend for us through our camera, but he did OBEY the 24 hours of NO TECHNOLOGY rules, so all these photos were taken around that time frame!
Check it out… look at the cool things we did!
Dyed 12 DOZEN (yes, 124!) EASTER EGGS!
Easter Egg Hunt with Friends and Cousins in Pittsburgh! A HUGE PLAYDATE FOR HOURS!!
Went to Visit the Buffalo! BOYS LOVED THIS! We were there for HOURS!
Went to a local Park and fed the DUCKS! One of their FAVORITE things from the weekend!
Went to a local Playground EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!
Explored Pittsburgh! Which, for me, was my FAVORITE OF ALL!
Found fields to play FOOTBALL!
As you can tell, we kept BUSY!
The best part for me was seeing the kids play and laugh and just having a BLAST without technology.
And we were together while we were doing this!
Accomplished and then some!
And for some added fun, I have me telling the boys about our family travel resolution and a little recap of it!
Alamo, thank you for this!
And we drove around Pittsburgh in style!
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We really enjoyed it and we got out of it exactly what we hoped!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with Alamo. I am one of Alamo’s Chief Travel Moms for 2015. All opinions in here are 100% my own.