The problem with running away from our problems is that we most often take them with us. When we set out to change our lives we cannot think of it as closing a door, turning our back or otherwise blocking off our past. We may choose to no longer acknowledge the past, but the rest of the world will remember.
Instead of thinking about running to something, we need to think about bringing the things we want to ourselves. This is not to say we should give in to the happy go lucky idea of the law of attraction, what we need to do is be willing to do the hauling.
If we want the world we want, we need to be willing to build it, ship and create it where we are.