You'd be surprised at how little summer getaways have changed over the past several decades. Sure, people these days can't bear to leave their smartphones at home, camping mats have gotten increasingly sophisticated, and some cooking pots are even capable of charging various gadgets, but we're still a long way from camping on the moon instead of in the woods.
Then again, vacations serve as a break from the real world, so perhaps it's only fitting that we immerse our summers in nostalgia for awhile longer. When reminiscing about our most idyllic getaways, we have a tendency to treasure the ones that took place on beaches without laptops, by poolsides without e-books, and in cabins that weren't supplied with Roombas and plasma TVs. But if you're too young to remember those technology-free days, a peek into our archives should give you some idea of what they were like.
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