TULUM, MEXICO - DECEMBER 22: Ancient Mayan Ruins near the Caribbean sea on December 22, 2014 in Tulum, Mexico.

Get To These 5 Incredible Destinations On Your Tax Return

It’s that time of year – little brown envelopes are appearing in mailboxes everywhere with a long-awaited piece of paper tucked inside. No, not your Hogwarts acceptance letter – arguably better, it’s tax return time.

If you’re feeling the itch to travel but don’t know where you’re going to come up with the money to get to your dream destination, look no further than your tax return.

Even if you only see $800 staring back at you, these five incredible places are not out of reach!

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Miami, Florida

Soak up the sun in sizzling Miami, where the beach is hot and the nightlife is hotter. With roundtrip flights out of Toronto starting at CAD $366, you’ll be on the golden sands and trendy streets of South Beach before you know it! A perfect spot for a girls trip or Bachelorette party.

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New York City, New York

In the famous words of Frank Sinatra, if you can make it to NYC, you can make it anywhere. The good news is, you can absolutely make it here! Round trip, non-stop flights out of Toronto are only CAD$472. To further cut costs and enjoy all the city has to offer, don’t stay in Manhattan – try Williamsburg! It’s trendy and fun with a lot of great brunch spots. Spend some of your days exploring vintage shops and getting lost in the Brooklyn burrow.

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Tulum, Mexico

From Toronto, fly roundtrip, non-stop into Cancun for CAD$421 and take a 2-hour transfer along the jaw-dropping coastline to gorgeous Tulum. Relaxing on the beach or by the pool of a chic AirBnB, it’ll be hard to believe you got here on your tax return.

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Quebec City, Quebec

Take the VIA Rail Canada for a sweet CAD$150 this year and visit a city close to home. Quebec City has all the old-world, European charm one could ask for without breaking the bank. If trains aren’t your thing, a non-stop, roundtrip flight from Toronto will get you there in a little under two hours for CAD$345.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

If you’re in the mood for a bit of a splurge all while keeping within a reasonable budget, the Dominican Republic is the place for you. Santo Domingo, the colonial capital city of the DR, has recently been revamped and is having a major moment. Merengue dancing in the square, dinners on a quaint restaurant patio during the sunset – Santo Domingo has romance down to an art. Fly roundtrip, non-stop into Punta Cana from Toronto for CAD$1,740 and find yourself in Santo Domingo in a mere two and half hours via airport transfer!

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