DEAR MS. SMARTPHONE: MY WIFE AND I ARE GOING TO TAKE AN OVERDUE HONEYMOON. WE GOT MARRIED LAST YEAR AND FINALLY HAVE THE TIME TO DO THIS. MY WIFE DOES NOT WANT US TO BRING ALONG OUR SMARTPHONES. BUT I FEEL THAT WE WILL BE TOTALLY DISCONNECTED AND MISS OUT IF WE DO NOT. Old Groom in San Mateo.
Dear Old Groom: You and your wife need to be on the same page when it comes to the type of honeymoon/vacation you want. Are you going to drive a lot, in which case you may need the maps on your phone, or are you going to sit on the beach and relax? Seek a compromise: can you agree to check the phone for one hour a day, say after breakfast? P.S. Remember to turn off the notifications and ringer at night if you travel to a different time zone!