Want to get away -- really, really away?
You could consider buying your own island, where privacy goes with the territory. There's a surprisingly ample supply of privately owned islands, with prices that range from stratospheric to -- well, we won't use the word "affordable," but some are cheaper than you might think. And in this economy, you could get a real deal.
Five things to know about private islands:
1. They're more or less on sale these days, said Chris Krolow, president of PrivateIslandsOnline.com, a marketing firm in Toronto that specializes in such properties.