I was recently in the airport getting ready to leave on a flight, when I started to look around at everything happening around me.

I looked at the families with kids in strollers getting ready to leave on a trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa. I looked at businessmen wearing looks of misery on their faces as they prepared to get on yet another flight (kind of like George Clooney in Up In The Air). I looked at the couples reading books and ignoring each other.

As I looked at all these people, I realized something. I realized that I was in an airport and could really go just about anywhere in the world I wanted.

Okay, so the person I came to the airport to get on a flight and see would be bummed if I didn’t show up. The truth is that I could disappear and go anywhere I wanted.

I had my bags already packed, and had my identification and credit card. What else would I need?

I could vanish to any destination, and never be heard from again. With your credit card in hand, you actually could disappear for a long, long time.

The question really is this: To where would you disappear? If you could go anywhere in the world, to what place would you want to go?

What would you want to do once you got there? What would you want to experience? What is going on in your life right now that would make you want to escape to someplace else for a while?

I know why I would want to escape right now. It would be because right now I’m sitting next to a screaming kid. So I would want to go somewhere that was quiet and peaceful, where all the children were well-behaved. That place would also have great beaches and fantastic food of course.

Maybe I’m actually describing the place I am right now. Maybe I’ve been there for the last few weeks and none of you even noticed that I’m not in my home office in California.

Maybe I’ve already left on my escape. Maybe I did it because I just really wanted to experience something different, and I wanted to take a personal dare.

So, how daring are you? Where would you go if your best friend dropped you off at the airport?

Think about it. You have no destination in mind and you walk up to the big board and see where all the flights are heading. As you look at that board, you say to yourself “I can go anywhere I want right now. This is where I would go and why.” Where would you go?