Are you getting a refund this year? Why not use the money to go out and see the world, or at least part of it? Travel blog Jaunted suggests a trip to the Bahamas, but that’s definitely not your only option. To help you make the most of your tax refund, here are 4 travel deals worth investigating:

  • 3 Nights in Columbia for $999 : Offered by LivingSocial, this package gets you and someone else four days and three nights in Bogota, Columbia from Mantaraya Travel. While you’ll need to make your own flight arrangements, the package does include accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers and coffee. Also included is a tour of the city and the Museo del Oro, or you can pay a little more and get a whitewater rafting trip for a total price of $1,100.
  • 4 Nights in Mexico for $1630: This LivingSocial escape takes you to Flamingos Beach on Mexico’s Banderas Bay, where you’ll stay at the luxe Villa La Estancia Beach Resort and Spa. Lodging for two and all meals are included, as is one bottle of wine to share and unlimited massages for both of you. Nice! You will need to arrange your own airfare.
  • 3 Day Iceland Package, $599 per person: This package from IcelandAir includes roundtrip airfare from your choice of Boston or New York, 2 nights at the Hotel Loftleidir and a “Golden Circle” tour of some of Iceland’s many natural and geological wonders.
  • If you’re really making bank from Uncle Sam this year, why not take off to Tahiti? These packages start at $1459 per person and include air from Los Angeles, lodging and some meals.

Of course, if you want to leave the country, you’ll need to get a passport first. Make sure to allow enough time to do so – it normally takes about 6 weeks for the State Department to process your application, while requesting expedited service for an extra $60 will get your passport in 3 weeks. For faster service, the most convenient option is to use a private passport expediting company like RushMyPassport. We hand-deliver your application to the Department of State for processing in as little as 24 hours.

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