Last updated: 12:30 PM ET, Wed August 10 2016

Where to Travel to Take Advantage of the Strong U.S. Dollar

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | August 10, 2016

Where to Travel to Take Advantage of the Strong U.S. Dollar

PHOTO: Tulum, Mexico. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Now’s the time to start crossing off destinations from your bucket list. Why? Because the exchange rate has never been better. There’s Brexit and a weakened global economy to thank for this new advantage and there’s never been a better time to hit the road. 

Conde Nast has rounded up some of the places where the dollar will take you the farthest and they happen to be stellar. Long gone are the days where travelers have to head off to the remote corners of the earth for a bargain. These days, you can go high-end for less.

For example, why not head to Spain, where your Euros will take you farther. Gone are the days when the Euro was $1.30. These days, the exchange rate hovers around $1.10. 

Conde Nast suggests a food tour because Spain is bursting with delicious local cuisine — including Michelin-starred restaurants in popular San Sebastian and Barcelona.

Mexico is also unusually cheap at the moment. Now, you get nearly 19 pesos to the dollar, making a trip even more affordable. 

Some recommendations: escaping the rat race in Tulum or exploring capital Mexico City.

READ MORE: Weekend Getaways: Caliente Hotel Deals in Mexico City  

South Africa is another destination that is seeing a more favorable exchange rate for U.S. travelers. The dollar is now fetching 14 rand whereas a year ago, it was just 12 rand. So if you are thinking of experiencing those views of Cape Town from Table Mountain in real life, now’s the time.

Get the full list of six here.


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