By Knowlera

"Good morning," Truman Burbank says in The Truman Show, "and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!" In that movie, Jim Carrey's character grew up in an idealized environment created by a TV show producer. It's a metaphor, to be sure, but who wouldn't like to escape to the perfection of Seahaven once in a while? The fact is, the movie was shot in a real place — Seaside, Florida, one of the nation's first "new urbanist" planned communities — that you can visit and stay awhile. Then head up Highway 30A to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for perfect beaches, dunes, nature trails, lakes, canoeing, camping, RV hookups and more. Stay for a bit, feeling the sand between your toes and the soft breeze in your hair. Your own reality will always be there when you're ready to go back.