Take a trip with your tax refund money

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Now that your taxes have been filed, it's time to think about what to do with that refund, if you're getting one.

While some people are conservative and like to put the money in the bank, others might be a little more adventurous and consider a vacation.

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for a person is $3,050. So if you're thinking that your trip might be too expensive, here are some ideas that will cost less than the average refund.


  • Spend several weeks soaking up the sun on some of Greece's most beautiful islands. For just $1,499 on Go-Today, you can spend two nights in Athens and the next nine nights on the islands of Mykonos, Crete and Santorini.


  • Experience the luck of the Irish with a two-week trip to Ireland. Friendly Planet has the vacation priced at $2,699, which includes destinations like Dublin, Killarney, Galway and Belfast.


  • For less than $2,000 on LivingSocial, you can enjoy eight days in Ecuador, exploring Guayaquil and the Galapagos. The fee includes round-trip international and local flights, six breakfasts, and hotel accommodations.


  • Go-Today also has a trip to Italy priced from $1,099, with the cheapest prices in October. The 10-day trip includes visits to Rome, Florence and Venice.


  • One of the hottest travel destinations right now is Cuba. Apple Vacations has a four-night stay in Havana for $2,818.

Cook Islands

  • Take a trip to the South Pacific to relax on white-sandy beaches. Pleasant Holidays has a package for $1,165 for five nights, with round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand.


  • STA Travel is offering two options, with one being an eight-day trip to Thailand for $1,296 and the other to Vietnam and Cambodia priced from $1,653 for nine days.

So which one sounds more appealing to you? Go to the ABC13 Facebook page and let us know which trip you would spend your tax money on.

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