3 Trips You Can Take With Your Tax Refund

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Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy the warm weather. With most states having lifted the COVID-19 restrictions, traveling is now much easier but still remains relatively affordable. If you’ve been like me and spent much of the past two years isolated, you are well overdue for a vacation. Another piece of good news is with a little imagination and smart budgeting you could enjoy a relaxing vacation. If your tax refund is $2,000 or more, here are 3 trips you can take with your tax refund.



Staycations are not trips per se, but they are definitely one of the most underrated vacations. I think this is because people tend to not appreciate the hidden treasures in their own back yard. Most states have many local art and history museums, scenic hiking trails, gourmet restaurants and plenty of entertainment and attractions. The way I think about it is if there are people traveling from other places to visit your state, then you live in a good location for a staycation. If you’re not sure where to start your search for fun things to do, try visiting your state official visit/things to do website. Here you’ll find things to do that you didn’t even know were in your own back yard.

The best thing about a staycation is its affordability. Because you’re staying home, you avoid travel and lodging costs. This is what makes a staycation a great vacation idea for your tax returns. Imagine spending $2,000 or more just pampering yourself for a week with no worries about catching a plane or having to adhere to the restrictions of a hotel. I grew up on one of the most beautiful islands on earth, Jamaica. Well, to this day, I still wish I had spent more time enjoying and exploring my little island.

Road Trips

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If you’ve never taken a road trip, it’s time to consider taking one in 2022. Road trips can be a fun way to reconnect with friends and family that you have not seen since the start of this pandemic. You will also avoid the hustle and bustle of the airport along with the exorbitant and unpredictable airline fees. Depending on where you are going, your airfare could be up to $800 for a domestic coach seat. Now imagine taking that $800 and spending it on things that you and your family enjoy rather than being cramped in a tin can with 150 strangers. Furthermore, even if you don’t have a reliable car, you could rent one from a budget friendly car rental for as little at $75 a day. So, if you’re looking for a budget friendly vacation, a road trip is a trip you can take with your tax refund.

Go To A National Park


The first national park I visited was the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It was a memorable and very affordable trip that the whole family enjoyed. Most national parks are relatively affordable when compared to other types of attractions. Additionally, if you pay a little extra for a weeklong pass, you could enjoy all the nature filled adventures that the park holds. So, if you like hiking, bird watching, and the outdoors in general, a trip to a national park is a great vacation idea.

Vacations can get really expensive, but there are many types of affordable vacations that you can take for about $2,000 and still enjoy the time with your family, friends or even solo. I hope you enjoyed this blog on 3 trips you can take with your tax refund. For more tips on how to save money on your vacations check out my other blog here [How To Save Money On Your Next Vacation]. If you’re looking for other ways to spend your tax refund, check out this blog here [7 Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund].

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