Having appealed your annual property tax bill and put big savings in your pocket, here is some inspiration of where to go to enjoy your extra dollars this summer.
Those who grieve their property tax bills can save thousands of dollars each year. Whether it is a little or a lot, here are five new destinations to explore on your summer vacation.
1. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi in the UAE recently changed its laws to allow foreigners to buy and own property, and easily qualify for more types of visas. They did just finally implement a sales tax, but it is still worth checking out. Explore a modern city, get out in the desert, enjoy the warmth, and do some luxury shopping.
2. Cartagena, Colombia
Colombia appears to have reached a great balance between safety and affordability for visitors. It’s ranked far safer than Mexico and Venezuela, yet, offers very affordable flights and beachfront hotels and vacation condos, as well as plenty of new foods to try. This might be the year to go before it becomes too popular.
3. Santiago, Chile
If you’ve been itching for a longer break and to start your own business, this might be the destination for you. The Chilean government has backed local startup accelerator StartupChile, with funds and mentors entrepreneurs, as well as giving them a 1 year visa.
4. North Central, Florida
If you love the sunshine and palm trees but are tired of the crowds and long drive all the way down to Boca or Naples, try North Central Florida for a change. It’s not as refined, beachy, or touristy, but there is a lot to enjoy. They still have palm trees, fresh springs, and great weather. You might even find it more relaxing.
5. Cleveland, Ohio
If you don’t have time to go that far, try Cleveland, Ohio. There is a lot to check out in downtown Cleveland and long the waterfront. If you find yourself wanting to stay you’ll also discover incredibly cheap family homes and what is ranked as one of the top cities for high paying jobs, even if you don’t have a college degree.
Or why not visit them all?