Double your money on vacation!
You want to go on a nice vacation, but don’t have the money to do so? Traveling to a place where the US dollar is worth more could be your saving grace. We think the conversion rates to these countries are ideal, and to save you even more on your traveling experience check out discounted airline gift cards! You can save money on your flight and your US dollar is worth more at your destination. What is stopping you?
Vietnam might not be the first place you think of when you picture vacation, but what you might not know is that the backdrop for the Vietnam war was actually a really beautiful country. And exchange rates in our favor mean that you can stay in bed and breakfasts for as little as $15 a night. Then later, while you are out and about on the town you can get meals from street vendors for about a dollar. Other bargains to pick up in Vietnam are silk scarves for about $5 or silk jackets for $20.
Mexico has several advantages when it comes to stretching a few dollars. First of all, it is closer, so you won’t have to spend as much on airfare. Second, prices are inherently cheap in Mexico and thirdly, the peso is becoming encreasingly weak compared to the dollar even compared to a few years ago. All of that means that you can spend less and buy more when you go there! Depending on where you go, you can even find hostels or bed and breakfasts for as low as $10 a night! Just be careful to stay somewhere safe as there are still pockets of violence around the country.
Who knew that you could find a little slice of heaven like Bali in an affordable price range? Thanks to an increase in the exchange rate between the dollar and the Indonesian currency, you can actually vacation in paradise for less that you would think. You can even find luxury 4 star hotels in Bali for around $50! If you’re willing to sacrifice a little bit of luxury for even further savings, you can still find decent hotels for around $20. And who cares what your room looks like because you’ll be spending most of your time at the beach anyway!
Peru is home to one of the most beautiful sites in the world, Machu Picchu, and you can see it all for much less than you would think. You can stay at a hostel in nearby Cuzco for less than $10 a night and taxi rides are only a dollar or two to get you where you need to go. Peru is also home to great food that can be found for excellent deals.
Do you want to visit Europe but can’t afford the expensive hotspots like London and Paris? Why not try a lesser know but still beautiful country in Eastern Europe like Romania that you might actually be able to afford? Regular hotels will cost around $30 a night while hostels are even cheaper at around $15. Spend your days exploring the medieval architecture and music festivals. Don’t forget to sample the local cuisine where your strong dollar buys you a lot of food for not a lot of bucks!
The dollar has always been strong in India but it only keeps getting stronger. It has increased by another 30 percent just over the last few years. That means deals such as basic hotels for under $10 American dollars a night and luxury hotels for not much more! Indian food is wonderful and you can get it for very cheap at street vendors. And many deals can be made at the myriad street markets found all around India.
Guatemala is a beautiful Central American country that you can visit for quite cheap! If you are willing to stay in a hostel, you can spend as little as $7 a night while resorts that often include meals start as low as $40. Travel while in country is cheap to, such as small boats that take you from town to town for around 1 to 4 dollars.
Want to visit the home of Casablanca? You can do it for cheaper than you might think! Hostels are a little more expensive than some of the other locations listed but still a good deal at $25 and they are quite nice, offering free breakfast, Wi-Fi and all day tea! You could get a real hotel for about $65 but with that kind of service, who needs it? Then you can spend your days haggling at the markets for the myriad cheap but quality goods such as cell phones, spices and ceramics.
If you think Iceland and you think it is just all ice, think again! It is actually home to a lot of really breathtaking scenery, including tons of waterfalls, geysers and lava fields, most of which you can view for free. The exchange rate in the country highly favors the American dollar due to Iceland’s recent economic collapse. That is bad for them, but good for American visitors who can view all of this splendor for pennies. Stay the night for around $30 to $40 a night and then spend the day taking in the sights for free!
Laos is a good country to visit on a budget when you just want to relax. The whole country seems intent on making sure you relax to, even offering massages for around $3 to $6. For just a few bucks more, around $10, you can get a hotel room! Meals are cheap in Laos as well, from $1 dinners in noodle shops to $20 per person at the fanciest restaurants in town!