For those of us not accustomed to spending away our layovers (literally) and crashing with the Maharaja, travel can be a strain on that cumbersome ball-and-chain we call a budget. And with ever-rising airfares, those dream trips and weekend escapes are starting to escape us.
But the industry hasn’t forgotten the old “penny saved, penny earned” adage: discount airlines continue to spring up across the globe, and travel enthusiasts are paying close attention to what they offer. And for US travelers heading overseas, the latest reports on exchange rates promise a little extra pocket change. It will certainly come in handy—after all, even the most well-balanced budget is subject to the inescapable rule of getting what you pay for, wherever you go.