With my post I was hoping for an advice from you...
I didn't come across this tip before. I will try it next time - to imagine myself in another place. I didn't try this, I only tried to "break lose" from my own body, but didn't work.
Yes, it's a good idea, but I think Erin may have forgotten what it's like to start out doing this -- you can do this, but it's a bit of an advanced trick. When you first start to project, you still have a strong mental model of what "space" is like, so you have to sort of travel through it linearly. Later, as the feeling becomes more commonplace for you, you realize that it's more of a "thought space" than a "physical space," and you can move at will to anywhere within it.
That's what Erin is talking about doing. Very possible, but don't feel bad if you can't do it right away. Just remember that space isn't really there, it's just a mental arrangement of ideas that you have, and can therefore manipulate.