Looking for a great vacation buy this year? The world is your oyster. Thanks to a resurgence of the US dollar, your vacation dollars buy much more than they used to in destinations around the globe.
Here are great-value places where your money will go further—often much further—than it used to.
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The beleaguered euro has been dogged by gloomy growth and many experts are predicting the dollar will hit parity this year. The fall has been dramatic, considering one euro bought you $1.60 back in summer 2008. Itching for a European vacation? This is a stellar time to do it.
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Once a notoriously pricey destination, Japan is now moderately priced for Americans. That's because the dollar buys 67 percent more yen than it did two years ago.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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The Australian dollar has fallen more than 20 percent against the greenback in the past year. That means a bucket list vacation Down Under is a fantastic deal in 2016.
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Dreaming of visiting Africa? The South African rand is yet another currency to hit an all-time low against the dollar, which means that once-in-a-lifetime safari will cost a lot less now than a few years ago.