This post is a little different than what I normally talk about here at the blog, but I figure it relates to saving money on travel, so that’s good enough!
Over the past year, the euro has lost about a quarter of its value, when compared to the US dollar. What does this mean? Simply put, it means that you’d save roughly a quarter on a European trip in 2015 than 2014!
There is a great article and video over at CNBC that provides this illustration:
Suppose a hotel room in Paris costs €300/night
In 2014, this hotel would’ve worked out to $415/night USD
In 2015, this hotel would work out to $318/night USD
(While I get that $318 is still a high number – I hope the illustration of the discount is not lost!)
If you’ve been thinking of going to Europe and are interested to learn more about how the weak euro might play to your advantage, I encourage you to check out this article over at CNBC and/or watch the video at the top of this blog post.
I’ve never been to Europe; always wanted to go! What about you? Have you been? If so, where? If not, where would you most want to go?