That's what I'm doing today for the next few days. Technology is invaluable to us. It is the way we "see" family, catch up with friends at home, and share everything going on in our lives with our loved ones. It is what makes being away bearable and allows us to stay connected to the rest of the world, outside our little Mexican bubble. M and I are tech addicts; we're intermittently on the computer most of the day. We read news (daily), email (a lot), facebook (a little), upload pictures for our family (weekly), blog (me), read textbook for school (M) and skype (of course). So when I leave home on vacation, I do not take my computer and try to avoid everything but the rare email check.