In our busy, device-encumbered modern world, there are good reasons to unplug and step into the wild. And if not the wild, at least a place where you can break from the compulsive access to information, connection, and the overload it brings. The mind needs spaciousness to do its job well. And besides, it just feels good to stop and smell the rain.
For another helpful reflection along this line see this New York Times article by Pico Iyer.