It’s no secret that 2017 has been a good year to take advantage of being a budget traveler. In other words, the U.S. Dollar is at its strongest since 2003. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to travel, do it right now! This year, the world is your oyster. So, cash those vacation days you’ve been saving and indulge in one of these top 5 destinations for a lot less than usual.
Now, who doesn’t love Mexico? It’s a beautiful, vibrant country filled with stunning architectures and white sandy beaches with delicious food. If you’re looking for a vacation closest to the United States – try Mexico! Not only are the accommodations and food cost are super affordable, but also, the transportation and activities are at the lowest price you’ll pay due to its currency rate of exchange.
Average Exchange rate in 2016: 1 USD is 18.5122 MXN
Average Exchange rate in 2017: 1 USD is 18.67 MXN
Coastal town in Mexico
If Peru in one of your bucket-list trips, it’s time to go right now! Known for its culinary scene and stunning destinations, Peru is one of the most popular countries in South America. Explore the Inca Trail by hiking, see the Machu Picchu, learn about the local culture or just head to the beaches, and you will not be disappointed.
Average Exchange rate in 2016: 1 USD is 3.32 PEN
Average Exchange rate in 2017: 1 USD is 3.27 PEN
The majestic Inca ruins of Machu Pichu
Known for its budget-friendly retreat, Thailand has been a backpacker heaven for decades. In other words, restaurants, hotels and tours are equally all cheap. In fact, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket land under 20-list for its most affordable Asian cities. In short, everything in Thailand is convenient and easy. So what are you waiting for?
Average Exchange rate in 2016: 1 USD is 34.40 BAHT
Average Exchange rate in 2017: 1 USD is 34.39 BAHT
If you’re looking for a vacation that is blessed with rich tropical forests and beaches, Malaysia lives up to its reputation. See the gigantic Rafflesia plants, explore Mount Kinabalu, a World Heritage Site or head out to Langkawi Island for its beautiful beaches. On top of that, Malaysian cuisine is vast in food options in regards to varieties and flavors. There’s plenty to eat in Malaysia!
Average Exchange rate in 2016: 1 USD is 4.10 RINGGIT
Average Exchange rate in 2017: 1 USD is 4.30 RINGGIT
Discover Athens, the parties in Mykonos or walk the streets of Santorini, now it’s the time to visit Greece as the economy is still down. Greece is known for its astounding archaeological sites and exquisite cuisine. However, keep in mind when planning your trip. Mainland cities tend to be quite cheaper than the islands, like Kos and Santorini.
Average Exchange rate in 2016: 1 USD is .84 EUR
Average Exchange rate in 2017: 1 USD is .90 EUR
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