There's more to life than work and having to contend with the crushing futility of life. Run away to somewhere warmer or more interesting instead.

Of course the airports, smelly hostels, strange food and language barriers could prove equally frustrating. And then, of course, there are the many and varied diseases or deadly wildlife that could do you in. Or your plane could crash.

Don't worry about all that though. It probably won't happen anyway. Travel is fun. Look at the pictures and forget what I said.

Remember to take out travel insurance.