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Where the U.S. Travel Dollar is Strongest on Six Continents

Two years ago I kept saying that if you were American or someone earning their pay in U.S. dollars, it was one of the best times I’d seen in 20-some years to go traveling internationally. It was not a time to
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How Dollar Strength or Weakness Impacts Your Travels

Back when Obama first took over from George W. Bush, we were all crying the blues about a weak dollar and a crappy economy. It wasn’t a very good time to travel abroad with American currency. Steadily things got better though
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What You Were Reading This Past Year

What articles on cheap travel places, budget travel tips, and living abroad were you checking out the past 12 months? On the sidebar of this Cheapest Destinations Blog (at the bottom on mobile), you can always see the most popular posts
Travel prices in Mexico are cheap in the interior

How Cheap is Mexico – Really?

Way back in 2005 I wrote a post about how Mexico wasn’t a featured country in my book The World’s Cheapest Destinations, but it was still quite a bargain. Now 12 years later, that post has still been getting traffic every
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Beaten but not Broken: Bhaktapur in Nepal

Bhaktapur is the site of one of the oldest kingdoms in Nepal, one of three major city-states in the Kathmandu Valley. It thrived and functioned as a prosperous kingdom and for a while was the main capital of Nepal, with some