A favorable exchange rate is making this year a great time to travel on the dollar.
As the new year starts to get underway and people begin plotting out their travel for the year, savvy travelers set up flight tracking and email alerts to get the best deals on their trips.
One of the best ways to save on travel can be simpler than trying to figure out your own flight deal algorithm. By choosing a destination where the U.S. currency is strong, travelers can save big bucks without having to exert a major effort.
While the U.S. dollar isn't quite as strong as it was in recent years, U.S. currency is still enjoying a favorable exchange rate in a number of countries around the world. So whether you're looking to lie on a beach in southeast Asia or explore a European capital, there are a plethora of options.
Even destinations that are not inherently inexpensive can still be a good choice at a time when the exchange rate is favorable.
“Japan and Norway are not cheap; however, if you want to visit them now is a good time,” Sarah Schlichter, senior editor at SmarterTravel, told Travel + Leisure.