A Company will pay you $1000 to go on vacation without your phone

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Think you can handle hanging out in the desert for two days without internet access and a cell phone? Then you could win $1,000 by entering Satellite Internet's "Digital Detox Challenge."

Willing participants are being asked to apply through the company's website.

Studies show that the average American spends more than 11 hours per day connected to some kind of media. That doesn’t leave much time for actually living!

It’s time to disconnect. It’s time for a digital detox.

-Satellite Internet

On August 26, one person will be selected to stay in a "retro Airbnb" at Joshua Tree State Park in Southern California. The great thing is that you don't have to go for a specific date, if you’re selected, you can pick the dates that work best for your schedule sometime in the next 12 months.

So what happens after you've won and chosen your travel dates?

They'll cover your travel expenses and even give you some cash for food. Then it's time to get to Palm Springs and make the drive to Joshua Tree to your AirBnB. 

Your stay includes a vintage restored Shasta trailer, a hammock to sit and enjoy the views and a patio that of course had edison bulbs hung above it. 



The only rules are that you have to totally plug from your phone "Instead of hunching over your tech devices all day, you can explore nearby hiking trails, take a dip in the pool, read a book, meditate, relax in the hammock, and watch the stars".

However, the company notes, "In true millennial style, you can pull out your tech on the last day to document and share your experience.