Stretch your US Dollar Further in these Destinations

It always feels great when your dollar goes far while on vacation. So, here’s our hand-picked list of places to consider for your  next vacation. With a strengthening US dollar against these local currencies, it has never been a better time to plan your next adventure.  

BRAZIL

Brazil Adventure Tour

Brazil is becoming a bargain leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. 
It’s never been a better time to make your plans to visit Rio de Janiero, or anywhere in Brazil for that matter. 


Brazil’s currency, the Real, has been significantly losing value against the US dollar over the last year. That means places like Rio and Sao Paulo are cheaper than ever to visit right now.

As of mid September 2015, 1 USD converted at 1USD : 3.92 BRL compared to to 1 USD : 2.32 BRL mid September 2014. 

That’s a 67% increase in the value of the US dollar in Brazil over the last 12 months.

However, you may want to start thinking about booking Brazil now, while you can lock in the best rates, as prices are likely to begin soaring again by springtime when everyone starts booking their Summer 2016 Olympics travel.



EUROPE, PARTICULARLY GREECE, CROATIA, IRELAND AND MACEDONIA

ADVENTURE TRAVEL MACEDONIA

Europe travel is providing surprising value again these days, especially in Greece. However, other countries worth noting are Ireland, Croatia and Macedonia. These countries offer travellers exceptional landscapes, culture and cuisine while allowing your dollar to go quite far each day. 


The Euro (Greece and Ireland) has been losing value against the US dollar over the last year. As of mid September 2015, 1 USD converted at 1USD : 0.88 EUR compared to 1 USD : 0.78 EUR mid September 2014. That’s a 13% increase in the value of the US dollar against the Euro over the last 12 months.

The Croatian Kuna has also lost value to the US dollar. As of mid September 2015, 1 USD converted at 1USD : 6.7 HRK compared to 1 USD : 5.93 MKD mid September 2014. That’s a 13% increase in the value of the US dollar against the Denar over the last 12 months.

The Macedonian Denar has also lost value to the US dollar. As of mid September 2015, 1 USD converted at 1USD : 54 MKD compared to 1 USD : 47 MKD mid September 2014. That’s a 15% increase in the value of the US dollar against the Denar over the last 12 months.

So, now is a good time to start planning your Europe vacation for next spring or summer while you can lock in such great deals with a strong US dollar!

SOUTHEAST ASIA, PARTICULARLY VIETNAM

vietnam adventure travel

Southeast Asia travel has always provided great value, but with a strong US dollar these already affordable destinations make it an even better time to explore the landscapes, culture and cuisine Southeast Asia has to offer!

As of mid September 2015, 1 USD converted at 1USD : 22,500 VND compared to 1 USD : 21,180 VND mid September 2014. That’s a 6% increase in the value of the US dollar in Vietnam over the last 12 months.

Countries such as Vietnam offer an internationally acceptable high standard of accommodation, some of which are even quite luxurious by North American standards, and this country is also great destinations for shopping. In fact, many people go to Hanoi for its beautiful tailors and designers where you can buy exceptional, custom designed clothing for a great price.

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