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Old 12 Jun 19, 05:01 PM  
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I love the USA & we usually go every 2 years, thinking next year Boston & Chicago.
We donít just do Orlando now as weíve been so often 2 weeks is too much, we have cut down on the amount we spend in the Outlets though, when you add it up mine & the Hubbies spends ( he loves shopping too) could pay for another package holiday, I mean who needs another 3 new pairs of trainers

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Old 12 Jun 19, 05:18 PM  
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Iím going to New York in the next couple of years, I canít wait till the exchange rate is better. Might have to eat cheap but Iím going. Florida we would go but not shop, just chill and eat and forget the parks. (Canít imagine my daughter not shopping) lol
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Spending on your Credit Card instead of paying cash is a better deal as well, exchange rate wise. We hardly take any cash at all now. Just for tips etc. Rarely do shopping, maybe a morning or afternoons worth out of the whole 3 weeks. You just dont get the bargains like you used to. Also QS instead of DP saves around £1000 once you include the tips.
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Old 12 Jun 19, 09:00 PM  
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It doesnít stop me going anywhere, tbh, other than finding it increasingly difficult to find accommodation at a price Iím willing to pay. I work in the public sector and have been earning more or less the same for almost 8 years now. Iím still wanting to pay less than £100 equivalent per night for a room, but finding that these rarely exist now. Our 2 week spring holiday in Mallorca will be around £1600 next year, compared to just over £1k 3 years ago. It hurts when Iím earning about £60 a month more since then, but Iíll keep going while I can.
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Old 13 Jun 19, 09:55 AM  
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No it won't / hasn't stopped us - it's a little disappointing that we might not get as much for our money (shopping wise) but we are not doing the parks this year at all (not even visiting Orlando) so for us, it's no different than going to Greece and having the rubbish Euro rate, except it's possible for us to spend less on food when we go to the US as we rent villas (where as if we go to Greece or indeed other European destinations we tend to go SC In an apartment) so can eat in the villa as much as we want or as little as we want to save on cost!
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Old 13 Jun 19, 09:58 AM  
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We holiday in Switzerland, so even now USA seems like a bargain holiday...
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We holiday in Switzerland, so even now USA seems like a bargain holiday...
Oh yes! Weekend in Geneva and we were nearly bankrupt!
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It doesnít stop me going anywhere, tbh, other than finding it increasingly difficult to find accommodation at a price Iím willing to pay. I work in the public sector and have been earning more or less the same for almost 8 years now. Iím still wanting to pay less than £100 equivalent per night for a room, but finding that these rarely exist now. Our 2 week spring holiday in Mallorca will be around £1600 next year, compared to just over £1k 3 years ago. It hurts when Iím earning about £60 a month more since then, but Iíll keep going while I can.
Have you looked at Airbnb for accommodation? I've just got a townhouse in Davenport for about a third less than I usually pay on International Drive.
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Old 17 Jun 19, 09:33 PM  
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It doesnít stop me going anywhere, tbh, other than finding it increasingly difficult to find accommodation at a price Iím willing to pay. I work in the public sector and have been earning more or less the same for almost 8 years now. Iím still wanting to pay less than £100 equivalent per night for a room, but finding that these rarely exist now. Our 2 week spring holiday in Mallorca will be around £1600 next year, compared to just over £1k 3 years ago. It hurts when Iím earning about £60 a month more since then, but Iíll keep going while I can.
Have you looked at Airbnb for accommodation? I've just got a townhouse in Davenport for about a third less than I usually pay on International Drive.
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You are only basing the difference in cost from an exchange rate of $1.33 to $1.25, but the reality is that the cost of a £10k holiday just 3 years ago, would now cost around £12.5 which is a massive increase for most people. 25% is a big increase in just 3 years (£2,500). I acknowledge that isn't all down to the exchange rate as some of it is down to above inflation increases in Florida.

Good luck to people who aren't bothered about the low exchange rate or increased prices, and I'm lucky I can still afford to go, but am chosing not to go as often as it's not worth it to me or the wife.
Average rate three years ago in 2016 was 1.35 so only 8% but I get your point.
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