Last week I blew out of town to the Okanagan for four lazy days of wine tasting, lake lounging, beach reading, thrift shopping and site seeing. Noodling around in a fresh setting, with no agenda and no deadlines, free to do as one pleases is a luxury and a necessity. It can do wonders to provide fresh perspectives, give a much needed break from all those 'to-do lists' and best of all, help to nurture creativity. Not to downplay the benefit of a 'stay-cation'. Same benefits, but saving cash and travel time.