There are so many scenarios that come to mind here...there are endless struggles I can write about, from people spending a fortune on holidays just to get away for a week to people constantly drinking or doing drugs. Not fixing the real problem, just escaping for a while. Sometimes all we can do is to completely let go for a while to really be able to address the bigger picture. As long as you are aware it is probably just a quick fix.
"You're running and you're running and your running away...but you can't run away from yourself" -Bob Marley