You worked hard all year; use the money you get back for a real vacation. Everybody has a list of adventures they want to embark on, but many people probably don’t find the time or can’t make it work due to the cost. A tax refund may be your chance. Here are some suggestions for places to blow your tax refund.
Duoro Valley, Portugal
This is a place you go for some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Portugal. Douro Valley has a variety of vineyards and incredible dining options. More active adventures include canoeing, biking, and hiking. If you love wine, you picked the perfect destination.
Sometimes referred to as the “Land of Fire and Ice,” the Nordic island’s contrasting landscapes most famously feature many molten lava fields and glacial terrains. Go on expeditions to the most sought-after dive spots in the world and exquisitely stunning geothermal hot springs. You can rappel into a volcano, trek on a glacier, cycle along Ring Road and run a half marathon on the longest day of the year starting at midnight.
While you’re in Morocco, consider making a trip to see the grandeur of the Sahara. You can camp out under the stars and hike the sand dunes to see one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world. Take a camel excursion to an oasis and see nomads living in the desert. Explore Chefchaouen, Morocco’s stunning blue city. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Casablanca and Rabat, the ancient imperial cities in the country.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Switzerland and Italy
Trekking rarely gets better than this mountainous path that wraps around the Mont Blanc massif. Over the course of this 104-mile trail, you will see the most jaw-dropping and stunning panoramas of the mountains and glaciers in Italy, Switzerland and France. This is one of the most talked about long-distance treks in all of Europe and certainly an adventure of a lifetime. The best time to go is in the summer.