All posts tagged destinations

  • 3 Awesome Ways to Spend your Tax Refund

    The 2015 US tax season is officially over, so if you’ve filed your tax return you’re probably both relieved and eager to see if you’ll get a refund.

    About 13% of Americans will put their tax refund towards an amazing vacation and 39% will use it to pay down their debts, according to a recent study conducted by the National Retail Federation.

    How will you spend yours?

    Enough with the stats, let’s start with the best part of every tax season – how to spend the money you could get back from the IRS! This year, our advice is to unleash your creativity and do something memorable instead of splashing out on a rainy afternoon.

    Why not try one of these awesome ideas:

    ’’StartUP’’ your future

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    Remember that amazing business idea you promised to develop when you got enough money? Well now is the time! Startups are a huge part of the business world and if this is what you’ve been dreaming of, why not start today?

    If you’ve got the idea, now you have the budget to make it happen! Get a pen, draft your first business plan, and give your dreams a head start.

    A voyage of discovery

    8986414_mlNothing pushes you to grow as much as seeing the world. Travelling will open your mind up to new cultures and experiences, so why not try somewhere off the beaten track? If you’re planning on putting your tax refund towards an amazing adventure, we suggest something a little bit different than the well-known tourist destinations.

    How about a Jungle Safari in Borneo or a Cycle Safari in Tanzania? You could brave an Ocean Exploration course in the deep blue waters of the Caribbean or an overland adventure in West Africa. It sounds incredible, doesn’t it? And if you’re a true explorer and adventurer, you should go on at least one epic trip during your lifetime.

    “On the edge of life”

    2786043_lDoes jumping out of an airplane sound fun? Then extreme sports might be the answer. Adrenalin is sometimes all you need to awaken the power within. What if now is the time to meet “The Brave” in you? Get your tax refund and put it towards a sky diving session, balloon flight or bungee jump.

    The adrenalin is guaranteed as well as your safety if you rely on a recognized company, so keep this in mind when searching for exciting “on the edge of life” experiences.

    Whatever you decided to do with your US tax refund, don’t forget Sprintax can help you, not only with great ideas but with filing next year’s return!

  • Top 5 U.S. destinations to visit this summer

    School is already over – have you planned your summer vacation yet?

    No doubt most of us have spent more time in making summer and travel plans than studying for exams. But if you are more of a  “last minute” person and you still haven’t decided what destinations to visit this summer- take a look at our Top 5 US destinations.

    1. Las Vegas, Nevada

    Las Vegas – the Mecca for movie-making, gambling and unexpected weddings! World famous casinos and hotels, world-class entertainment shows and glittering nightlife – this is just a small part of the wonders that Las Vegas offers to tourists. You will be amazed by the diversity – just in one day you can step back in time to ancient Egypt, travel the canals of Venice, ride a roller coaster through a model of New York City or enjoy the amazing Bellagio Dancing Fountains.

    Visiting Las Vegas is a dream come true for most travelers although it is considered to be quite expensive destination. So it is advisable to do a bit of research to find good hotel deals and special offers if you choose Las Vegas for your summer destination.

    1. Grand Canyon, Arizona

    There is no doubt – Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most spectacular and colorful landscapes. More than 4,000,000 people visit the canyon each year, making it the most visited national park in the United States. You wonder why? Go and see for yourself all the amazing canyons, painted deserts, and interesting volcanic and geological figures carved by the Colorado River. Take one of the Grand Canyon Tours by helicopter, motor coach, water float or even by foot – see this amazing landmark from different perspectives in order to find its entire beauty.

    1. Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls which determine the boundary between USA and Canada. Niagara Falls is one of the favorite attractions for students to visit. Peak season, of course, occurs in the summertime. Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and feel the thunder of the water crashing down. The view is more than spectacular daytime and even more beautiful at night – thousands of colored spotlights illuminate Niagara’s Horseshoe and American falls and create worth seeing light show.

    1. Walt Disney World, Orlando – Florida

    Every kid’s dream is to visit Disney World and be part of the magic cartoon world even for a day. And even if you insist you are grown-up now that little child in you may dreams to visit the Disney Resort.

    Disney World in Florida has four unique theme parks to visit.  In the MagicKingdom you can see the popular CinderellaCastle which it is the best place to watch the night fireworks.  EpcotPark will fascinate you with its Future world section and World Showcases area where you can get to know the culture and cuisine of many countries all around the world – France, Japan, Canada, UK, Morocco, etc. without even leaving the resort.  In Disney-MGM Studios you can see interesting behind-the scene looks of popular movies and TV shows. When you get tired, you can relax in the Animal Kingdom with its exotic landscapes and supernatural creatures.

    1. Yosemite National Park, CA

    Are you keen on camping, rock climbing, water sports or other outdoor adventures? Then YosemiteNational Park is the right place for you and 2014 is the perfect time to visit it – the park celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.  Thunderous waterfalls, majestic peaks and breath-taking mountains, grassy meadows beside a bubbling river – the nature wonders here are countless. You can relax under the beautiful shadows of huge thousand-year-old sequoias or go hiking to the beautiful MirrorLake. The possibilities of having fun are so many and the beauty of YosemiteNational Park is simply astonishing.

    Do not hesitate- pack your bags and hit the road to your dreams! No matter where they take you- have an amazing summer!

  • It’s almost time for spring break!

    It’s almost time for spring break!