With the euro stronger than the American dollar, is it really the right time to go to Europe?
If your schedule is flexible and you do your online homework ahead of time, why certainly.
Just eight months ago, one euro equalled $1.60, according to this Associated Press story. Now, it’s down to about $1.40. While that’s not great, if you’re a smart shopper, you can find some incredible deals on European vacation rentals, including this two-bedroom Spanish vacation apartment. (The modern flat, complete with rooftop jacuzzi overlooking the city, is based in the bustling community of El Carme close to numerous paella bars and medieval architectural gems.)
Like home buyers scoping out the best purchases in a market of oversupply and diminished demand, travelers will easily be able to snatch an amazing vacation no matter the time of year–whether that’s for springtime in Paris, summer in Ibiza or fall in Berlin (which just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall).
Stop dreaming and start clicking your way to your dream getaway.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.