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Tax Refund = Vacation! 7 Amazing Trips That You Can Afford Right Now

The average American will get almost $3,000 as a tax return. Here are seven great vacations to take with your rebate.

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    PHOTOS: 11 Affordable Bucket List Adventures

    Think dream trips to Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are financially out of your reach? Think again. We've got the inside scoop on these and other super-affordable bucket list items—like hot air ballooning in Albuquerque and taking a jeep safari ride through the buffalo herds in Custer State Park—that are great for every budget.

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    Hawaii Hot Spots and Hideaways

    Strolling iconic Waikiki Beach, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and taking a surfing lesson on the North Shore? The Hawaiian island of Oahu offers the chance to mix big-city sophistication with a decidedly wilder side.

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    25 Spectacular Vacations Our Readers Are Taking This Summer

    Where are you going to visit this summer? We asked our BT audience, and as always, their answers were absolutely inspiring!

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    PHOTOS: Heartland Road Trip

    Smack dab in the middle of America, this leisurely drive across Nebraska's Sandhills region includes peaceful winding rivers, gentle hills, and some of the most interesting folks you'll ever bump into anywhere.

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    Photos: The World's Most Colorful Beaches

    From green to purple to red, the sand at these beaches needs to be seen to be believed.

  • Photos: Where to Find Some of the Most Dangerous—and Safest—Roads in the World

    Being streetwise is important no matter where you travel. But some places are easier to navigate than others.

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  • 7 Most Common Gas-Guzzling Mistakes

    Did you know that for every 5 mph you drive over 50 mph, you're paying an extra 26¢ per gallon for gas? It's easier than you think to avoid common mishaps like this—and save money at the pump.

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  • Photos: One Tank Escapes for 8 Cities

    Each of these one-of-a-kind destinations is a short drive from a major urban area—all you need is a weekend and a tank of gas.

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