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Can you make it through this post without getting the travel bug?

Time to plan your 2014 holiday.

I KNOW, WE’RE all even more broke than usual after Christmas.

But we can dream, right? How far can you get through this without checking the prices of flights?

1. Look at this desert island in the Dominican Republic

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2. Now observe this breathtaking waterfall on the Caño Cristales, Colombia

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It’s known as the ‘river of five colours’ because of the dramatic shadings of the river bed.

3. Here is the mountaintop ‘Heaven Lake’ in North Korea

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Just to show that North Korea isn’t all grey and dull.

4. Next, imagine floating around Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River, Arizona

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5. Or looking out across this plateau on the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

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6. Perhaps you’d prefer to laze on this enclosed ‘secret beach’ in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

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7. Trekking this ice cave near Juneau, Alaska also looks pretty good

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8. Think yourself aboard this balloon readying for a dawn flight over the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya

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9. Or imagine walking to this overhanging pool on a nature reserve near Austin, Texas

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10. Take a look at this sunset on Ruby Beach, Washington

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11. And think about strolling across this carpet of bluebells in a Belgian forest

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12. Or you could scuba dive this coral reef off the uninhabited Palmyra Atoll in the northern Pacific

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13. Finally, look at this photo of the Northern Lights reflected in Bear Lake, Alaska

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