It's becoming harder and harder to escape the 24/7 home, work, and social media routine, but an old-school island experience that will inspire you to sit and chat (in person, that is) or pick up a good book (a printed one) is closer than you think: just off the coast of Maine. Simply head up to Portland, drive 20 minutes north to Yarmouth and hang a right to the Cousins Island dock. There, you'll hop a small ferry to Chebeague (pronounced shuh-BEEG) and settle in for a few nights of unplugged bliss: bike riding, golf, croquet, tennis, fishing, and some seriously delicious seafood.
Where to Stay: Chebeague Island Inn, a recently restored 1920's Greek Revival inn featuring 21 rooms (none with TV or phone), the wonderful local cuisine of Chef Justin Rowe, and the perfect shaded porch from which to enjoy the mind-clearing view, from $290/night.
Check out the other six secluded islands here.