Best Destinations for the Dollar in 2018

by Allie Moore

Apr 20, 2018

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Tips / Travel

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.


In countries where the euro is used, Americans will find great value when converting from the dollar. Once in the euro zone, stick to less-expensive destinations like Greece, Spain and Italy.


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.

Southeast Asia

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.


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Adventures on Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is a remote patch of land between Eastern Island and French Polynesia, and Britain’s only inhabited territory in the Pacific. At only 15 square miles and a population of 50, it doesn’t exactly come to mind as an adventurous tourist destination. However, this tiny island is hiding some incredible opportunities.

Rental Cars Offer Flexibility for Business, Leisure or Both

Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.

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Riad Le Bel Oranger, Marrakesh, Morocco

In the loud, busy and often overwhelming medina of Marrakesh, it can be difficult to find a tiny sliver of solace in which to rest after spending hours negotiating for the best market prices. But one riad truly exemplifies the characteristic of “tucked away,” as it’s located a few connected alleyways from the noise and congestion.

Products / Entertainment
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Highly Anticipated Films for Summer

The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Find the “Ugly” in Europe

Finding the beauty in an iconic city like Rome, London, Prague or Paris is easy — just look around. See the jaw-dropping sites of the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel on a summertime trip; take an obligatory photo on the South Bank with Big Ben in the distance; savor Prague Castle views; or stroll the stunning streets of Paris in the springtime.