AWAY WE GO
Whether you find yourself travelling on a plane, on a train or in the back seat of a car this holiday season, here’s a little challenge: Don’t connect to the Wi-Fi, and don’t turn on a screen. Instead, swap out your smartphone for an oldfashioned deck of cards. Find a partner and start a real-world conversation over a game of gin rummy, hearts or war. This set of Traveller’s Playing Cards ($22.50, at Herb Lester, herblester.com) might even give you some convo starters thanks to the trilingual travel phrases printed on each card. Just be sure to resist the urge to connect when the cards marked “Do you have wifi?” and “Where can I charge my phone?” are dealt.