Do you hear that? No? That's the sound of the Euro plummeting -- making travel for Americans to Europe the cheapest it's been in more than a decade.
The once-mighty currency has fallen to a 12-year low against the US Dollar, with an exchange rate of €1 to $1.07, the strongest the dollar's been since 2003. To put it into perspective: way back in the salad days of July 2008, before that whole financial crisis and when Greece owned, well, itself, €1 was worth $1.58 at its peak value. Since then, the euro has lost a third of its value!
You don't need to be an economist or trader to understand what that means: more cannoli, more Bordeaux, and more schnitzel for your actual American bucks. Of course, exchange rates are susceptible to change, so you’ll want to plan a trip soon. You've got 19 countries from which to choose, including France, Italy, and Spain.