I don't know about you but tax season makes me queasy.
Yet once I've collected all the detail and data, I breathe a sigh of relief and think about the possibilities.
If there is a refund involved, why wouldn't we reward ourselves by planning something grand and glorious?
To make it easy, the folks at travel resource, Luxury Link have rounded up a list of over-the-top vacation offerings at top four and five-star hotels that fit the average tax return budget of $3,000.
These vacation packages should make us feel better:
+ Capella Washington D.C. (Washington D.C.)
Five nights with private museum tours and after-hours shopping
+ Farmhouse Inn (Sonoma County)
Five nights with VIP wine tastings and complimentary daily three-course breakfasts
+ Lake Austin Spa Resort (Texas)
Two nights all-inclusive with $450 spa credit
+ Turtle Bay Resort (Hawaii)
Ten night getaway with $500 resort credit, daily snorkeling and tennis
+ Casa Tres Vidas (Mexico)
Seven nights all-inclusive with an open-air beachfront villa that has access to a private beach and chef
+ Sivory Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
Ten night getaway to retreat to a private plunge pool after a private candlelit dinner on the beach