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Is the plunging u.s. dollars becoming a problem for your travelling experiences?

Is the plunging u.s. dollars becoming a problem for your travelling experiences?

Old Dec 1, 06, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by MeNoSay View Post
This is a dumb question. Sorry. It is. Either it costs more to buy things or it doesn't. Either you're rich enough that it doesn't matter or you're not

Here are the answers:

1) I am an American who travels overseas. But I am rich so I don't care.
2) I am an American who travels overseas. I am poor, so it hurts.
3) I am a foreigner with a strong currency who travels to the U.S. So it helps.
4) I don't travel abroad/I don't understand currency/my currency is pegged to the dollar/I have no idea what you mean


Please improve.


I think everyone here is interested in the slight variations to your "absolute" answers.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by stut View Post
Great question by the OP!

As, like most people in the world, I am not a USAian, it's actually rather good for me. Particularly as it's Christmas, and I have colleagues on trips over there at the moment.

(Not, of course, that I'd dream of getting someone to pass off newly bought merchandise as personal property. That would be evil and wrong.)
Oh, perhaps i shouldnt have just done it myself then.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 11:49 am
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One thing a falling dollar does, from the perspective of this dollar-spender, is to swing the decision marginally farther in favor of redeeming flight and hotel awards vs. spending cash.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:09 pm
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Yes, the falling dollar does terrible things to my travelling experiences. The other day I was looking out the window as we approached Lima, and then it hit me -- this place would be so much more enjoyable if we had a strong dollar. I even pointed it out to my odd wife.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO View Post
I think everyone here is interested in the slight variations to your "absolute" answers.
Slight variations means "excuses to brag about wealth and travel prowess"?

Skiing in Europe? Not this winter.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by cj001f View Post
Skiing in Europe? Not this winter.
Sorry Switzerland... this year it's Asheville, NC for me
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Old Dec 1, 06, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by philip_kaplan View Post
i can't seem to be able to buy as much as i used to be able to.
Absolutely. We haven't been to Europe for about a year-and-a-half. We went to South America last month because the dollar was still strong -- a fortuitous result, because we loved Buenos Aires and can't wait to go back. Our winter trip this year is to China again -- we love China, but we've been going a lot lately, rather than Europe, because of the weak dollar.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 3:49 pm
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Old Dec 1, 06, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by stut View Post
Great question by the OP!
Agree! ^
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Old Dec 1, 06, 5:04 pm
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Great question by the OP!

It is a problem when I'm trying to spend USD outside America. It's not a problem when I'm trying to spend non-U.S. currency in America.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 6:00 pm
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Makes no difference since I try to avoid any destinations/transitting through the US like the plague.

It's great when I travel to other countries pegged to the USD, though! ^
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Old Dec 1, 06, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by philip_kaplan View Post
i can't seem to be able to buy as much as i used to be able to.
If you really believe that the dollar is "plunging" then either you are very naive or you can't afford international travel in the first place. sorry.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 6:09 pm
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Yes, the falling dollar does terrible things to my travelling experiences. The other day I was looking out the window as we approached Lima, and then it hit me -- this place would be so much more enjoyable if we had a strong dollar. I even pointed it out to my odd wife.
The same with me, I looked out the window and saw Rome. With a strong dollar it would be Rome, Italy; not Rome, GA.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 6:32 pm
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"Is the plunging u.s. dollars becoming a problem for your travelling experiences? "

Nope.

It is saving me a fortune. ^ ^
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Old Dec 1, 06, 6:35 pm
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It is saving me a fortune. ^ ^
I should hope so, at 1.26656 Australian dollars to the U.S. dollar. How I long for the good old days when it was 2:1
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