3 cheap travel destinations to help you spend your tax return

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By Jeremy Miville

It’s that glorious time of year when Uncle Sam puts a little cash back in our pockets, hopefully. There’s a million ways to spend it, and often times none of them are all that fun. Sure, you can upgrade the dishwasher, pay to have the garage door replaced, or fix that leak in the pool. But why not carve out a few dollars on travel?

Here are 3 less-expensive travel destinations you should consider:

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Old San Juan is a beautiful location, and being a cruise port makes it very active.  The cobblestone streets and historic buildings remind of us of an era gone by, yet the night life and social scene fill our needs form excitement.  Even better, cheap flights and affordable rentals make this an easy spot to fade into this spring. Oh, and it’s a walking city. No need to spend extra tax-return funds on a rental car.

Todos Santos, Mexico.

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On a dark dessert highway, cool wind in your hair, you can visit what has claimed to be THE Hotel California. Found on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Todos Santos is visually amazing! Backed by the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, the area is known for its many art galleries. You can fill your suitcase with trinkets and more, as the US Dollar is converting at 1-20 Pesos. Enjoy that pink champagne on ice.

Austin, Texas

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Just in case your passport is not up-to-date (fix that!), here is a wonderful domestic destination that needs to be on your bucket list. It’s a mecca for food, art, live music, nature, craft beer and all things weird. In fact, you can get weird at the Austin Hotel, a quirky 1930’s cheap motel designed to keep your conversations flowing as you sit at the pool. Food trucks are the norm, happy hours are plenty, and you’ll see some sites…

Oh, and don’t forget to avoid bag fees by packing light!

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