Huff Post Travel and Financial Education: The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates
My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.

Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar stretches my travel budget without having to sacrifice luxury. An incredible boutique hotel in Colombia was only $262/night including a lavish breakfast.

Consider whether you think the currency will go up or down by the time you check-out of the hotel. If you think the dollar will go down, then look for rates that require pre-payment in dollars otherwise pay at check-out. Use a credit card without foreign transaction fees. There is a fee built into the rate each time the currency is converted so limit the number of conversions.