This past weekend my family and were away. We drove about 3 hours to witness the beauty and quiet that is northern Vermont. Although it rained some of the time, we were able to get out and walk and spend time together by the side of the lake. It was serene. On our drive home I noticed that there were a lot of cars from Massachusetts. It seems that they were escaping too. When you stop and think about it, the 'vacations' that we take are not so much to escape our physical setting as much as to escape our mental setting. That being said, you can escape by simply using the power of your mind. Close your eyes right now. Picture your dream place: it sights, smells and sounds, tastes and the feel of it. Really concentrate. Without any money, time or effort, you have just escaped to your dream place.