05/15/2011 09:35 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2011

Unplug And Recharge: 5 Minutes In Richmond Beach (VIDEO)

Close your eyes, take a breath and imagine a place where you can feel calm, peaceful and far away from daily stresses. What image did you conjure up in your head? Chances are, it was probably a quiet, white-sand beach -- like Richmond Beach in Shoreline, Washington. It’s the kind of place that engages all five senses, leaving you no choice but to shut out the world around you. See the gray/blue sky with bits of sun peaking through. Taste the fresh air. Feel the slight breeze that rustles the greenery. Hear the movement of the water. Smell the distinct mix of sand, water and air. Sound too good to be true? Here’s your ticket to a five-minute beach vacation, no time off work necessary.