Over at the Whatever, John Scalzi is taking his first-ever vacation from the news.
He is on a book tour. A few days ago he noticed that on his first tour day, he had no time at all to listen to news or read any. He polled his blog readers: should he continue to ignore news while on his book tour?
The answers (including mine) were an overwhelming "yes". Most of his readers go to conventions that last ten days to two weeks including travel time, and most of them have had a news-free experience during one or more of those vacations.
It's interesting to go without news, and to experience the process of hooking back in after the vacation is over.