For some people tax time means trip time.
No matter how much you received from the feds for your tax refund, you may be able to turn your cheque into a ticket out of town.
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With last-minute deals and online booking you can stretch you dollar far enough to make it out of the country.
Even if your refund was small, you can start scratching your travel itch by replacing your old luggage with a new, brightly coloured, easy-to-spot set from Bentley. The Tracker Revival set is made with locking telescopic handles, in-line skate wheels and comes with a ten-year warranty. For $100 you can get a 24-inch upright, rolling suitcase and a satchel for your carry-on goodies.
Travel to Cuba
For a relaxing, all inclusive getaway to one of Canada’s favourite Caribbean islands, book through Flight Centre and head to Varadero for the week.
Seven nights at the Mercure Playa de Oro four-star resort, flying out of Toronto, will bring you to Cuba’s most expansive beach resort regions, with more than 22 kilometres of white sand.
“If at all possible don’t miss the opportunity to spend at least a day in Havana strolling through the streets and experiencing it’s world renowned music scene,” says Allison Wallace, communications manager for Flight Centre Canada.
Travel to Atlantic City
In less than two hours flying time from Toronto, you and a friend could combine your tax refund dollars and try your luck in Atlantic City, N.J.
Two flights, four-star accommodation for two from Cheapflights.ca, for a Friday to Monday stay will set you and a friend back $450 each to see the sights, play some tables and explore the piers.
Travel to London
If your refund was substantial, you may want to treat your sweetheart to a romantic European getaway. Airfare, seven nights at a 3.5 star Ambasssadors hotel in swinging downtown London costs just under $2,000 when you fly out of Vancouver, booked with Flight Centre.
Rich in history, London is home to some of the world’s best museums, art galleries and entertainment — not to mention great shopping and concerts.