Admin Post Other than alcohol, tobacco, or [other chemical], what do you do to calm yourself at the conclusion of a particularly stressful day/week/season of life? Hopefully most everyone here finds playing guitar by yourself or with a buddy to be a relaxing exercise. I need to go sit on a beach with about 78 degree weather and a 8-10 mph wind... for at least three days before I can "let go". That just right temp where you can wear shorts... and an over-sized long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned... without getting a burn, or breaking a sweat. I like road trips too. I like taking back roads with no particular time frame in mind to arrive at our destination. Stop at every little po-dunk store that I see. That's very relaxing to me too. I need a little time off right now. I'm ok, but I'm worn out. I've got some time coming in January. The wife and I are considering going somewhere warm. Maybe Hawaii? I'd love to go to New Zealand and Australia too (never been). I need to put a budget together. Aussies... is there a particularly good place to be in late January?