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7 Places Where the Dollar Goes Farther


Many Americans are working long hours to offset smaller work forces, stagnant incomes, and other such trials and tribulations of our economic malaise. Needless to say, we could all use a vacation. But the same weak economy that has worked us to exhaustion has also decreased the value of the American dollar so much so that a getaway seems virtually unfeasible. Though the U.S. dollar has seen a slight recovery of late from previous all-time lows, it's still losing to many other major currencies, including the Canadian dollar, the Australian dollar, the Chinese yuan, the Mexican peso, the British pound and the euro. Hard-earned and hard-to-come by American dollars would be squandered on sky-high exchange rates in many desirable destinations.

So what's an R&R-deprived American to do? Help is here, in the form of a slideshow of seven unique and exciting destinations where the U.S. dollar travels as far as you do.

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