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5 Places To Get Away From It All

Posted: 09/20/11 12:53 PM ET

It's not easy being a grown-up. Life was a breeze in kindergarten, when days were spent playing hide and seek and life's "hard" choices consisted of choosing between lollipop flavors. Then, as the years crept by these frivolous decisions were pushed aside and adulthood arrived with all its bills, taxes, wrinkles and broken hearts.

There are times in life when the only remedy is to disappear for a while, to get off the grid. So here are some places where life's troubles just drift up, up and away. Worries, what worries? These splendors are more magical than Gandalf's beard.

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See the world in a new light from a new height. Whether floating over mountains, rainforests, deserts or crystal clear lakes, a hot air balloon ride is mystifying. All worries are sure to be left behind in the clouds.
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