If the overseas trip is out of reach, Sandy Guy offers some alternatives closer to home.
Paul Kalina escapes to a cottage where the only sounds are crashing waves.
John Borthwick finds some of the world's most spectacular scenery sitting by the side of the road.
Clare Barry heads to a seaside town where real-life is better than fiction.
Robert Upe finds peace but no quiet among the gum trees at this bush retreat.
Sheriden Rhodes is a willing prisoner of the Vue Grand's turret suite.
Kristin Lee uncovers a smorgasbord of opportunities on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Forget the narcotic plants - blue water and barbecues probably do the job.