Budget travelers have a lot to keep in mind when trip planning: Hotel prices, car rentals and daily meal allowances are the obvious inclusions when preparing a budget. But when traveling internationally, planners also should take into the consideration the exchange rate to calculate how far their U.S. dollars will take them. When planning an overseas getaway this year, here are the top locations where the dollar will go the furthest.
This North Africa gem offers no shortage of culture, shopping and fantastic food. With an exchange rate of 11 cents to one Moroccan dirham, stock up on handmade rugs, leather goods and portions upon portions of delectable tagines.
The exchange between the American and Canadian dollar certainly favors the American, and spring is a great time to visit the neighbors to the north as the seasons change and shoulder-season prices make a trip even more affordable.
Neighboring countries like Vietnam and Cambodia boast insanely valuable exchange rates, and prices for lodging, street food and travel within the Indochina peninsula make it easy to see more with less money.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.