Planning your next Trip?

Written by gerron woodruffe

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As a traveler, understanding currency fluctuations will help you to take advantage of favorable rates of exchange and spot a deal when you see one. For example letís look atrepparttar EUR/USD (Euro vs. US dollar) currency pair did overrepparttar 150452 last three years and how any changes might have affected tourism in each of them.

Currency pairYear Rate of exchange (highest)Rate of exchange (Lowest)

EUR/USD 2003$1.2646$1.0333 2004$1.3666$1.1758 2005$1.3579$1.1864 From looking atrepparttar 150453 table taken from, we can see that in less than 3 years,repparttar 150454 euro steadily rose in value againstrepparttar 150455 US dollar going from $1.2646 to a high of $1.3579. This favorable rate of exchange for Euros vs. US dollars made traveling torepparttar 150456 United States a much better deal in 2005 than in both 2003 and 2004. Forrepparttar 150457 traveler who noticed this long term upward trend early could have probably delayed his 2004 trip torepparttar 150458 United States knowing that his hard earned cash would go further in 2005.

When planning a trip to another country all individuals should keep in mind thatrepparttar 150459 major currencies tend to move +/- 1% in a given day, which is a relatively minor move unless you are changing thousands at a time. This means that visiting smaller countries with less developed economies should warrant more research and planning since, these countriesí currency would prove more volatile to rate changes. A great way to find out aboutrepparttar 150460 current state of exchange rates is to visit, a currency conversion site that covers over 150 currencies worldwide.

To sum up, whether itís a business trip or a second honeymoon, a working knowledge ofrepparttar 150461 foreign exchange market can and will make any international journey a more relaxed one.


Enjoy Some Vacation Time at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach

Written by Gregg Gillies

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Sprinkled throughoutrepparttar year are special performances by some ofrepparttar 150451 most famous names in country music! During 2005 Kenny Rogers will take torepparttar 150452 stage atrepparttar 150453 Alabama Theatre, as will one ofrepparttar 150454 first ladies of country music Loretta Lynn.

Other performers will include Billy Rae Cyrus, The Drifters and The Temptations. Check outrepparttar 150455 or ring their booking office for more information. And don't forget to visit for allrepparttar 150456 information you'll need for a great Myrtle Beach vacation.

If you are fan of any of these great performers, or your partner is, a mini vacation in Myrtle Beach would be a perfect gift!

Spendrepparttar 150457 day relaxingrepparttar 150458 sun, or playing a round or two of golf, enjoy a leisurely meal atrepparttar 150459 Barefoot Landing complex, and then wander across torepparttar 150460 nearby Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach to be entertained by your favorite singers, or to watch a great show. What a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion!

Gregg Gillies is a freelance writer with a passion for his favorite vacation spot, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Check out his site for more information on the most visited vacation spot in the US.

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