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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Strong Dollar = Cheaper Travel For Americans

Above, the Chiba Bank currency exchange window at Terminal One of Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If you've been sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not to travel to Japan (or to other foreign destinations), the Salt Lake Tribune has an article that may convince you that now's the time to go.

They begin with:
If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too expensive, start packing your bags. 
A stronger dollar has reduced the price of travel, from a hotel room to a glass of beer, in much of Europe, Japan, India and elsewhere. 
"This is one of the best times for Americans to travel in years," says Matt Kepnes, author of "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day" and other travel books.
The article explains why the dollar is so strong, the best bargains, what it means, when to book a flight and exploring all options.

To read the article, go here

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