When You Live In Paradise, Where Do You Go To Escape?

One of my favorite shows is House Hunters. About three years ago, House Hunters was all my husband and I could watch. That and the DIY home project shows. Since then, we’ve done a few of our own home projects, but for some reason I still love watching these shows. I guess part of me likes to see the excitement on a buyer’s face as they search for that dream home. 


There was one that we recently watched of this couple looking for beach front property in Hawaii and they ended up settling on a place that wasn’t exactly off the beach like they had hoped, but it gave a spectacular view of a small little island and almost 180 degrees of an ocean view. 

Spectacular right? 


Wouldn’t we all love to live in a place like this? But it got me to thinking…would I want to “LIVE” in a place like this, or would I just like to visit frequently? If you “LIVE” in a place like this all the time….where does one go to get away? 

One of my friends who lives in Hawaii recently answered that question for me. 


If it were up to me to choose where to vacation, it would definitely be Hawaii or any other popular destination island with blue water and white sands.


So I just have to keep things like that in perspective when you wish to be the millionaire living on beach front property with an amazing view….

…at what point does your view get boring and old and if it’s so perfect all the time, how do you escape that and what do you escape to? 

That’s just one of my thoughts for today. 

I think part of me would rather live in a humble place, have some of the best of everything, but without having “everything” because I want to be able to escape to one of those picture perfect places and not have it feel like any other ordinary day. 

What do you think? Would you ever tire of a view so grand? 

What would be your escape if this was your every day life? 

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25 thoughts on “When You Live In Paradise, Where Do You Go To Escape?

  1. Good point, especially since I have been researching trips to Hawaii. But you’re right… if you lived in paradise, where would you go to vacation? Perhaps I would crave the city life again (I currently live in SF). I guess it’s all subjective, but we can dream!

  2. House Hunters, Property Brothers , Flip It and pretty much any DIY show are my favorite. I grew up in the world of real estate and making old houses look new again is a love of mine.

  3. I think we can find beauty wherever we live. For some, it’s a matter of finding that exotic location that oozes beauty. But if we stop and look deeper where we’re at — we can find the beauty hudden right under our noses.

    I’m content with where we live (Michigan). I love the four seasons. We’ve visited Hawaii. I loved that — but it wasn’t home. 🙂

  4. I can’t help but think that no matter where you live, you would get so incredibly accustomed to it that you wouldn’t notice its beauty. This thought struck me as I was driving through a beautiful and affluent neighborhood yesterday….all of the people I know who live there seem so incredibly unhappy.


    1. Really!? They are unhappy…see I think that it proves the point that you make your own happiness, it doesn’t matter what view you have when you look out your window, happiness is what you choose. Very interesting!

  5. This such an awesome question indeed. It makes me think of when I was younger and heard the question, “If you are rich and have everything, what is there to look forward too?”. I wouldn’t want to be rich just because of this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I don’t think I’d need an escape if this was my view every day. Of course, I’l never now until I’m in that situation.

  7. I guess, it’s better to have something to look forward to than stay in a paradise setup where it becomes ordinary. I also had the same thought because my hometown is one of our country’s top attraction and I like it better now that I’m away since I look forward to my visits there.

    1. Yeah and maybe when you move away and then go back, you have a better appreciation for it. That’s a great point too! I live about an hour and a half from the grand canyon and to me its I’ve seen it dozens of times. But seeing it for the first time from a tourist’s viewpoit always amazes me. Their excitement is probably much like my excitement when I see the ocean.

  8. same thoughts here. I think it would be great to visit a very beautiful place once in a while and live in a nice place so you can still feel the essence of a getaway or vacation 🙂

  9. That question got me thinking too!! I think I would love to look at God’s beauty everyday! I look at my pictures of my vacations, but it is not the same as being there! Vacations to me, is not only to look at the scenery, but to do & see the different things that the area has to offer.

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