Take advantage of global exchange rates in six countries perfect for winter travel.

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Winter travel can be tough. It’s a time when many of us have a significant break from work, but our funds are working overtime to buy gifts, see family and purchase wine for those endless holiday parties.

Lucky for us, this winter, the dollar seems to be packing heat against several foreign currencies, so treating yourself to a holiday or post-holidays trip might still be possible. We’ve talked to experts, locals and expats, and consulted the XE Currency Converter and Expatistan’s cost of living calculator, to compile our favorite destinations where your U.S. dollar will stretch farther than usual this winter.

Note: Exchange rates are as of publication date; all cost-of-living items are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Cambodia

XE.com exchange rate: $1=4,000 KHR

One destination that kept coming up when we spoke to different travel experts was Cambodia. Though though flights can be expensive, nearly everywhere in southeast Asia is a bargain once you’ve landed, and Cambodia in particular offers extremely affordable options once you arrive. This include high-quality hotels, great local tours and activities, and excellent cuisine. Plus, the weather is warm (if not hot) and sunny, making winter the perfect time to catch the clubs, cuisine and cultural (and at one time, very dark) history of Phnom Penh, and the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex just outside of Siem Reap.

Basic dinner for two: $14

One cocktail: $4

One cappuccino: $3

London’s Big Ben.
London’s Big Ben.

London, England

XE.com exchange rate: $1=0.80 GBP

While the U.K. has always been a popular destination for Americans, thanks to the dollar-to-pound exchange rate, in the past our pocketbooks have taken a beating. Until recently, 1 pound would generally cost $1.75 dollars, and it has been as painful as 1 pound for $2.

However, this year’s vote for Brexit has seen the pound drop to a 30-year low. While the cost of goods and services haven’t changed, our spending power has. And although the weather might not be ideal, the deal is hard to beat. We suggest braving London‘s wet weather to experience its free museums, Christmas markets, warming meat pies and cheaper-than-usual West End shows.

Basic dinner for two: $42

One cocktail: $14

One cappuccino: $4

Squirrel Monkeys in the Amazon.
Squirrel Monkeys in the Amazon.

The Amazon

XE.com exchange rate: $1=3,115 COP

If you’re looking for an adventure trip to take this winter, consider heading down to the Amazon rainforest. Round-trip flights to Brazil are sliding in at around $1,000 right now, but you can fly to Colombia for half that price. You can also snag a four-star hotel room for under $70, thanks to the steady increase of the U.S. dollar over the Colombian peso over the last five years. Spend a few days exploring Bogota, checking out the burgeoning art scene on the streets and in galleries, catching sunsets from the top of Monserrate mountain, and learning about the local food scene — all before heading to Leticia’s entrance to the Amazon.

Basic dinner for two: $17

One cocktail: $6

One cappuccino: $2

Whistler village in Whistler, B.C.
Whistler village in Whistler, B.C.

Whistler, Canada

XE.com exchange rate: $1= 1.35 CAD

Winter bunnies that feel like hitting the slopes don’t have to travel far — our friendly neighbors to the north have some of the cheapest skiing and snowboarding for the dollar. If you can’t take advantage of the low euro this winter, or don’t want to splurge on the flight, that’s fine. Instead, just head up to Canada where the exchange rate puts us at an advantage (think of it as saving 25 to 30 percent off the price in dollars). In case you need any more convincing, the accessible winter vacation spot ranks as one of the best ski destinations in North America.

Basic dinner for two: $36

One cocktail: $8

One cappuccino: $3

Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa

XE.com exchange rate: $1=14.34 ZAR

Another common expert pick was Cape Town. South Africa’s capital city has it all: wineries, beaches, mountains, vintage shops, art, history, culture, cuisine and a beautiful waterfront. Plus, it’s all incredibly cheap if you are traveling on the dollar. Although flights to South Africa from major U.S. cities can top $1,000 in the winter (remember it’s summer in Cape Town), the exchange rate is so good that you could finagle a beautiful, activity-packed South African holiday for under $2,000, everything included. Some of our favorite upscale boutiques and larger chain hotels are offering rooms for around $100 a night.

Basic meal for two: $22

One cocktail: $3

One cappuccino: $2

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

XE.com exchange rate: $1=20.69 MXN

While it should come as no surprise, one of America’s go-to value-for-the-dollar travel destinations is our neighbor to the south, Mexico. The dollar has gained value over the peso for the last two years, giving us more spending power throughout the country. However, certain touristy havens in Mexico —Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Los Cabos and the like — have hiked prices up over the last few years, making costs fairly equivalent to those stateside. Fortunately, there are still deals to be had. In Puerto Vallarta, you can snag an upper-mid-range hotel for under $100 a night this winter and use it as a home base for living the Mexican dream, which includes plenty of beach time, beautiful sunsets, frozen drinks, fish tacos, temples and market shopping.

Basic meal for two: $15

One cocktail: $3

One cappuccino: $2

Read the original story Our Favorite Destinations Where Your U.S. Dollar Will Stretch the Furthest This Winter on Oyster.com.