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NoCreativity

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Travel on strong dollar?
« on: June 25, 2016, 09:30:00 AM »
Who makes travel plans based on the strength of the U.S. Dollar.... looks like a trip to the UK / EU might be a cost effective vacation soon???

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 09:40:18 AM »
I don't usually buy things just because the price is lower than it was yesterday.

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 05:51:32 PM »
I don't usually buy things just because the price is lower than it was yesterday.

You must be fun at parties...

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 10:40:35 AM »

You must be fun at parties...


Well, for parties I do bring beer that has been marked down.  But more of it.

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 11:26:36 AM »
We are in the beginning stages of planning our next big trip.

We were thinking of Japan, but then the yen is something to watch because meanwhile, the pound is circling the drain. We have wanted to also go to Scotland, so this might be the time to give more consideration to that instead.

Neither are cheap places to go in general, but we have expensive tastes in travel apparently.

Time will tell. Still about 6-7 months out from booking, so lots of time for things to flip flop.

We did decide last year to have Labor Day weekend up in BC because the exchange rate was so ridiculously favorable. It was totally worth it too.

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 12:07:52 PM »
Maybe you want to ask this in the Ask a Mustachian or General Discussion sub-forum?  While it may be cheaper than before, it's still not going to be the greatest investment.

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 12:13:39 PM »
I don't usually buy things just because the price is lower than it was yesterday.

This is almost always how I buy things. I monitor the price until it reaches the level I wanted to pay.

 

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 12:46:18 PM »
With the sterling the way it is, I'm heading out to London for a week vacation in late fall (I'm Canadian). I figure if it goes back above 2 pounds per 1 Canadian dollar, it's simply out of the question. Not to mention things may cost more permanently after the EU has them pay all sorts of tariffs... (assuming Brexit does happen after all!).

Plus - I need a vacation =)

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Re: Travel on strong dollar?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 08:09:54 AM »
I don't usually buy things just because the price is lower than it was yesterday.

This is almost always how I buy things. I monitor the price until it reaches the level I wanted to pay.
Yup.