Where to next? That's a question that travel buffs ask themselves the moment that their plane touches down at their hometown's airport. It can seem difficult to imagine picking a new destination since there is definitely no shortage of choices. There are so many places to see and it's even trickier when families or friends who are traveling together have different ideas of the perfect vacay.

What about thinking about where your money will go the furthest? This is a great way to decide where to travel since no one wants to spend more than they have to. And since travel can be expensive, this is a very attractive way to hone in on a good vacation spot.


The USD will get American tourists the furthest at these travel destinations. Keep reading to find out which ones you'll want to pick.

Check Out The Beauty Of New Zealand

According to CN Traveler, the USD will get Americans the furthest in New Zealand. The website says that "1 USD = 1.56 NZD."

Yes, it'll be a super long plane ride, but pick some good podcasts and books and settle in for the ride because New Zealand is beautiful. As The Culture Trip explains, "Even if you haven’t seen The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit films, you’ll know New Zealand is incredibly scenic." It's one of those places where you'll be amazed every time you walk around or go anywhere.

You can also get some good deals on food: NZ Pocket Guide says that Coreano offers up a delicious $10 dish that is "kimchi fries topped with pulled pork, cheese, sour cream, onion." You'll also want to go to a place called No.1 Pancake for $4.50 pancakes. They're savory, like ham, cheese, and pineapple. According to a Trip Advisor review, "people queue for nearly an hour on the street, in the cold to get an order. So it's a good indicator to me that the food is worth freezing for."

You can definitely get some good hotel deals: according to the hotel website, seven nights at Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart would be $187.76 NZD per night which is $118.686 USD. That's around $830 USD for the week, which is almost unheard of since hotel stays can be so much money. These rooms are apartment-style, and you can get a studio for this great price.

Want To See Egypt?

Smarter Travel explains, "Since Egypt’s pound tumbled in 2016, it’s remained at the lowest level in decades: The Big Mac Index suggests that the Egyptian pound is 56 percent undervalued against the U.S. dollar."

Cheap Flights says that buying plane tickets to Cairo 57 days prior to the departure date would probably give you a great deal so that's something to remember. According to a thread on Reddit, it's a good idea to take a group tour and travel with some other people, since that's what made people feel the most comfortable when traveling there. It would definitely be an interesting place to see.

The Culture Trip notes that there are many places to find affordable food in Cairo. Tourists can go to Koshary El Tahrir which has something called "koshary" that is 5 t0 15 EGP, which wouldn't be very much when converted to USD. This meal has rice, lentils, and pasta along with tomato sauce, fried onions, chickpeas, and you can add hot sauce if you want.

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Book A Trip To Brazil

CN Traveler explains that "1 USD = 4.32 BRL" so Brazil is a good place for Americans to visit in 2020. The US dollar will definitely go far here so it's another trip to consider taking.

Going to Rio de Janeiro would be a lot of fun. The Telegraph recommends going to a beach called Copacabana and the Botanical Gardens. A post on Reddit suggests seeing Sugarloaf Mountain and says that Rio is "one of the most beautiful coastal areas."

It's also smart to find some affordable activities during your time in Rio. According to Hotel Bookers, you can go to the market in an area called General Glicério where there are pastries that won't cost a ton of money. You can get around by bus easily and cheaply. The website also mentions walking the Lapa Steps which have amazing colorful patterns on them. It's totally free, and it's a cool way to get exercise while seeing some culture.

If you're wondering what places will allow the American dollar to go the furthest, these three destinations should be on your radar. New Zealand, Egypt, and Brazil are all affordable for Americans and would be beautiful places to visit.

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