We all have days where it would be absolutely wonderful if we could move away and live about 7 hours from everywhere. Of course, I don't do plumbing, heating, electrical or mechanical, so the thought of roughing it is actually a little scary now. I used to camp a LOT and now I like my amenities. So why the draw to "get away from it all"?
Well, I think that it is the innate feeling of wanting to achieve inner peace. But escapism is not inner peace. It is only escapism. The true accomplishment of inner peace comes when we are able to experience it inside ourselves no matter what the chaos is all around us. Anyone who has children will understand that concept. You grab as many moments of peace as you can get while they are running around, yelling and screaming with glee at the top of their voices.
Rosemary Wells wrote a children's book called "The First Tomato". This is one that I would highly recommend for everyone, no matter what age they are. Every now and then, we simply need an escape to the "Bunny Planet". This is actually not escapism, but a form of deep meditation that allows us to experience all the good feelings inside while having an incredibly rough day. So take a trip to the Bunny Planet. It is free and it is an excellent journey!