Vacation planning can sometimes seem like a frustrating problem without a solution. If you don’t have enough money to travel when you’re unemployed, or underemployed, and you don’t have enough time to plan big trips when your career’s going well, then when, exactly, are you supposed to take that life-changing trip you’ve been dreaming of for years? And how are you going to pay for it?
We don’t have all the answers. But we can remind you that you don’t have to be a millionaire (or even much of a “thousandaire”) to afford an international vacation, especially if you home in on a destination where the exchange rate is working in your favor.
The value of any given country’s currency is constantly fluctuating — based on economic, political and even ecological factors. And when it takes a dip, tourists find that they’re able to buy more for less (at least until they’ve pumped enough money into the country’s economy to raise the value of its currency again).
In the following cities, American tourists can enjoy exchange rates that work in their favor — making stellar vacays on the cheap more possible.