How to Scroll Through Social Media But IRL

So you've decided to spend less time on your phone, which is good! We all need a break sometimes.

But are you missing your apps? Do you want to recreate the feeling of scrolling down them but without sitting in front a screen?

Here's how to do social media in real life.


Instagram is filled with lots of #holidaygoals, #fitspo and #foodstagram. But, how do you get that experience for yourself? Well, we've got a bunch of ideas!

In terms of those dreamy travel pictures… you can save a bunch of money if you bring your Young Scot card on holiday as it’s also a European Youth Card. So attractions, shops and even travel and accommodation, can cost way less! Or why not explore Scotland by making use of the Scottish Citylink discount and enjoy some of the spectacular scenery all of the country? Check out some of our ideas for destinations to visit. 

Well jel of everyone's amazing meals online? Why not try out some of our recipes, and save money with our Scotmid or Co-op Food discount?

Inspired by those gym selfies? Get money off a PureGym membership with Young Scot and enjoy that endorphin boost! 


The app we all downloaded as a joke and are now totally addicted to. (Don't worry, we won't judge, we're just as bad. Some people are just too hilarious on that app to not watch it all day every day - Lewis Capaldi we're looking at you.)

Why not experience some proper comedy from some pros instead at the Edinburgh Festivals? Plus, you can save a bunch of money with your Young Scot card - check out our guide. 


The photographers and colourful filter lovers' dream app - it's total aesthetic goals.

Become the VSCO girl you’ve always wanted to be with money off fashion some pretty amazing places. The Young Scot discounts at Topshop, Topman and Spoiled Brat should have you covered! And yes, you can even save money on Fjallraven Kanken backpacks and Crocs with our Schuh discount!


Get the group chat together instead of just sending each other memes.

Why not organise to meet up with your mates or chill out with your family somewhere fun? GoApe would be a super fun day out with folk - plus mega cheap if you bring a bunch of friends who have Young Scot cards. Or why not visit some amazing historical sites for just £1 with your family? There are loads of Discounts on days out like Go-Karting, your local Trampoline Park, Edinburgh Zoo, Paintball, Escape Rooms and more for Young Scot cardholders!


Instead of sending your mates loads of selfies with all the latest cute community lenses why not get everyone together and recreate the fiercest filters in real life with makeup and accessories from Boohoo and Topshop.

Plus, you can make all these new memories come to life with our Jessops discount and print off all those amazing #nofilter pics!

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Want more tips on how to balance your screen time with real time? Head back to our PowerPause campaign page.