Do you have fantasies of escaping to a tropical island, basking in the sun, and never answering a phone or checking your e-mail again? Or, maybe you want to live in a cabin somewhere in the mountains where you can chop wood and ponder the larger meaning of life... Well, you're not alone.


Daniel Hays
*Author, On Whale Island : Notes from a Place I Never Meant to Leave (Algonquin Books, 2002) and My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn (HarperCollins, 1996)

Melinda and Robert Blanchard
*Co-authors, A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean (Three Rivers Press, 2001)

Stephen Marini
*Author of the forthcoming book Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music and Public Culture
*Chair, Religion Department, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Edmund Pankau
*Private Investigator
*Author of Hide Your Assets and Disappear

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