Kahney’s Korner: Treat yourself to an iPhone-free vacation

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Kahney's Korner iPhone vacation
If you want to take a real vacation, turn off your iPhone.
Photo: Cult of Mac

My family and I just got back from a too-short vacation in Italy, and we learned something important while we were there: Real vacations don’t have e-mail.

See, my wife was worried about us racking up unspeakably high bills while we were abroad, so we ended up almost completely disabling our iPhones for the entire trip. How we fared without them is the subject of this week’s Kahney’s Korner.

It might sound kind of impossible to navigate a new country without handy apps like Maps or Yelp, but we managed not to get lost by using old-fashioned paper maps and my daughter’s uncanny ability to always know where we were.

That’s not to say we went completely device-free, of course. Check out the video below to find out which gadget still got daily use.