Anna Hart embraced the trend for social media sabbaticals; she found it changed her trip for the better

A few months ago, after packing my rucksack for a three-night kayaking and wild-camping holiday in the Stockholm archipelago, I gazed at my belongings, thought about what the sun-kissed and sea-based days ahead might hold, and made a final adjustment to the contents of my bag: I took out my iPhone, and tossed it under my bed.

I emailed my travel companion, a photographer friend called Jacob, and made firm plans to meet at a cafe in Stansted, like people used to

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