I believe that a lonely place in today’s world is not a matter of geography but of finding such peaceful place in the inner world.
It is true that we are surrounded by a lot of news and information about things that are difficult to bear. But we have it under our control how much of that reaches us. All electronic devices have an ‘OFF’ button, and it is entirely possible to remove yourself from those influences if you choose. The same is true in conversation with others. If a subject is discussed that you prefer not to hear about, you can ask that the subject be changed or else just walk away. In all probablilty, people will accuse you of living in denial but that is perfectly okay; they certainly may have their opinion as much as you have yours.
Far-away islands or caves are not a realistec refuge to get away from it all. Man is a social animal and depends on others for functioning, particularly in today’s world. You cannot control others but you have complete control over your own reaction to things. This takes practice but is the best way to ‘get away’.