facebook on vacationDude. Duuuuude. I seriously need a vacation. I know, we all do, right? We're over-worked, stressed out, and pasty as all get out from winter. So, let's take one, guys! Come on, let's do it! Where should we go? An island somewhere off the coast of ... wherever? Southeast Asia? Ooh, the Amalfi Coast? Yeessss. Now we're talking. On the count of three, let's buy our tickets. One ... two ... oh, wait, just one rule! Absolutely, positively zero Facebook whatsoever on our trip. Oh, I'm serious. Facebook, and all social media, is the devil when you're trying to get your relax/tan/drink-on somewhere fun. Don't believe me? Here are five reasons you should, my friend.

It's a vacation ... from your life. Isn't the point of vacays to take a break from all the everyday things you do in life? It is! And that doesn't preclude checking and/or updating Facebook. You want to disconnect, let go, not give an eff about what others are doing.

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You really shouldn't advertise to the world that you've left your house completely unattended for a week. Most likely, nothing will happen, but seriously, why chance it? Think of not telling anyone as the social media equivalent to having a light on a timer.

People who update their Facebook when they're somewhere awesome are laaaame. What are you doing on your phone or laptop or iPad? You're in the middle of paradise. Act like it!

Facebook will be much more exciting when you come back. Admit it, you check it a couple times a day -- and nothing really exciting ever happens. If you take a little hiatus from it, think of all the fun stuff you'll discover when you return.

Electronics are such a burden on trips. Just leave them at home. When I travel, I strictly stick to an iPod only rule. (Yes, I bring my phone, but I don't check it -- I swear!) Lugging laptops and tablets and cords and cables is just a pain in the butt. And who wants extra baggage when they're trying to unwind?

Do you check Facebook when you're away?


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