Election news making you feel some type of way? Same. Between the 24-hour news cycle and flurry of one-sided social media posts, it’s a stressful time to have an opinion, let alone Internet access.
Couples therapist Steven Stosny coined the term "election stress disorder" after the 2016 election, as he wrote in the Washington Post: "For many people, continual alerts from news sources, blogs, social media and alternative facts feel like missile explosions in a siege without end." Even more so, the post-election period can also take a toll on one’s mental health, especially if the outcome is not what he or she was expecting.“The shock and anger that followed the election threatens to give way, as shock and anger usually do, to anxiety or depression,” he wrote after observing patients' behavior after the last presidental election.
If you're looking for a relaxing place to unwind (or scream!) during election week, Hotels.com has got you covered. After casting your ballot (whether it be by mail, voting early in person, or whatever way you choose to participate in democracy), you can go off the grid and hide away from your opinionated extended family members under a rock—literally.
From November 2 to 7, Hotels.com is offering a unique five-night underground cave experience to one stressed out voter and a guest. Located in Farmington, New Mexico, this soundproof (let it out!) man-made cave is 50 feet below ground. Not only is it a great spot to quarantine, but its rich with amenities to help you disconnect from the pre- and post-election uproar. Guests will have access to rooftop terrace, a picnic area, hiking/biking trails, archery, and more. There's also a full kitchen and bathroom.
Inspired by Abraham Lincoln's “presidential rate,” each night will only cost $5 a night — just $25 in total for a five-day vacation! Guests can also enjoy free continental breakfast and parking. The cave is equipped with WiFi and a television; however, we recommend tuning the outside world out and enjoying your stay in this gorgeous cave!
The property opens for booking on Friday, October 9 at 9 AM ET to the first person to book. Remember: only one person will secure this five-night stay. You can head here to try your luck at at booking the stay come Friday.
Now, if you're unable to snag this exclusive getaway, Hotels.com is also offering a limited-time 20% off code for select properties with “rock” in the name so you can still somewhat escape post-election. You can use the code “UnderARock” at checkout beginning Friday, October 9 at 9 AM ET to get that rocking discount.
Need help voting? The New York Times provided some simple tips to help you prepare for the November 3 election.
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