Have you ever thought of starting over in a place where there is sun and sand and beauty all around you? Of course you have, that's just a silly question to ask. Even if you live in a place that you love, you have those thoughts every now and again.
An absolutely beautiful place to "run away to" is Oahu, Hawaii. I can tell you from first hand experience that this is a place like no other. I spent 2 of the best vacation weeks there just before I graduated from college. The "regular" people, you know those that live there year round, can be the friendliest people on Earth.
Oahu has all kinds of touristy areas, the must see places if you are going to visit like the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor or the Polynesian Cultural Center, that I think everyone should visit at least once - even if you live there. But there are so many other things to see and do from parks and zoos and aquariums to fabulous restaurants and golf courses. Not to mention the surfing. Could you not see yourself in this land of the sun?
Now if the sun and sand are not for you ...... maybe you would rather be in the land of the Northern Lights and snow. If that sounds like more of your style then maybe Fairbanks, Alaska would be your "run away" place to go.
For me ...... Oahu has it hands down. But after this winter, I don't want to see anymore of the "white stuff" for a long long time.