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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

Source: ronsaunders47

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

Source: rachelcifelli

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

Source: Shutterstock

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

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

Source: Wolfgang Staudt

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

Source: Shutterstock

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

Source: brewbooks

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

Source: AER Wilmington DE

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

Source: puliarf

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

Source: Modern Relics

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

Source: Randy Wick

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

Source: jinterwas

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

Source: USFWS Pacific

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

Source: Beverly & Pack

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