We’ve got just over a month before the election, which means there’s not much time to plan your exit strategy in case Donald Trump winds up in the White House (at the very least, we should all take one last trip before The Donald starts WWIII).
Plus, right now might be the best time in history to travel. Sure, you might have a few less inches of legroom than you did in the 1950s, and the food might be less free than it used to be (it's still just as unappetizing). But flights are about as cheap as they’ve ever been, technology is allowing us to travel with more convenience than ever before, and the U.S. dollar is as strong as it was in the 1980s.
In the last five years, the U.S. dollar has gone up against almost every world currency – at least 19% against more than 80 currencies, at least 35% against more than 45 currencies, and more than doubled against over a dozen currencies. Say what you will about America, but the U.S. dollar is undeniably great again. Don’t believe us? Call Sean Hannity. Or examine the map below to see how the relative strength of the dollar has improved in the last five years.
*The map is color-coded in groups to illustrate how much stronger the U.S. dollar has grown compared to other world currencies. To see the exact percentage change, drag your mouse over a country. Some of the most notable comparative exchange rates are listed below the map.