6 Places to Travel While the Dollar Is Strong

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It’s time to put some stamps in your passport! The dollar has been gaining against other currencies around the world, which means you can travel cheaper, stay longer and buy more. Here’s a look at some of the places you should visit in 2016 and how much you can save compared with 2014.*

AUSTRALIA

Your dollar will go 24% further toward:

1. Wine

Case of Leeuwin Estates 2012 Art Series Shiraz (AUS 432)
2016 Price: $292 USD
2014 Price: $362 USD

2. Aboriginal Art

Judy Watson’s Snake Vine Dreaming at Wentworth Galleries (AUS 10,000*)
2016 Price: $7,440 USD
2014 Price: $9,226 USD

*Prices for Judy Watson pieces range from AUS 1,000 to 48,000

3. Opals

Opals Down Under Solid Semi Black Opal Ring (AUS 982)
2016 Price: $727 USD
2014 Price: $902 USD

CANADA

Your dollar will go 22% further toward:

1. Maple Syrup

2016 Price: $13 USD
2014 Price: $15 USD

2. Smithbilt Hat

Smithbilt 3X Calgary Wool Hat (CAD 120)
2016 Price: $90 USD
2014 Price: $110 USD

3. Hudson’s Bay Blanket

Hudson’s Bay Iconic Point Blanket Multistripe (CAD 300)
2016 Price: $225 USD
2014 Price: $274 USD

ITALY

Your dollar will go 26% further toward:

1. Majolica Ceramics

Deruta Italy Raffaellesco Vase Large Jar (EUR 1,161)
2016 Price: $1,280 USD
2014 Price: $1,613 USD

2. Murano Glass

Seguso Bullicante Bowl (EUR 996)
2016 Price: $1,099 USD
2014 Price: $1384 USD

3. Leather

Madova Gloves (EUR 38)
2016 Price: $42 USD
2014 Price: $53 USD

NEW ZEALAND

Your dollar will go 27% further toward:

1. Maori Art

Tangimoe Clay’s Hand-Woven Kete Muka With Peacock Feathers at Iwi Art + Design (NZD 1,450)
2016 Price: $986 USD
2014 Price: $1,252 USD

2. Jade

Mountain Jade Spiral Necklace (NZD 168)
2016 Price: $114 USD
2014 Price: $145 USD

3. Manuka Honey

2016 Price: $51 USD
2014 Price: $65 USD

SOUTH AFRICA

Your dollar will go 45% further toward:

1. Amarula Cream Liqueur

2016 Price: $8.85 USD
2014 Price: $12.83 USD

2. Art

Dr. Phuthuma Seoka’s “BEAST” (ZAR 2,000)
2016 Price: $131 USD
2014 Price: $189 USD

3. South African Wire Baskets

Zulu Funnel Bowl (ZAR 148)
2016 Price: $10 USD
2014 Price: $14 USD

UNITED KINGDOM

Your dollar will go 20% further toward:

1. English Liberty Print

Liberty of London Red Tie-Dye Ianthe Silk Chiffon (GBP 225)
2016 Price: $320 USD
2014 Price: $384 USD

2. Scottish Quaich

The Quaich Company 8-inch Pewter Quaich (GBP 128)
2016 Price: $182 USD
2014 Price: $218 USD

3. Welsh Lovespoon

Welsh Superstore Wedding Bells Hearts Lovespoon (GBP 40)
2016 Price: $57 USD
2014 Price: $68 USD

4. Northern Irish Linen

Thomas Ferguson Farmhouse Throw Blanket (GBP 100)
2016 Price: $142 USD
2014 Price: $171 USD


*Currency rates will fluctuate. These are accurate as of press time, March 9, 2016.

By Kristen Remeza Hideaway Report Contributor
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