Exchange rates can make or break your vacation. I remember years ago traveling in Italy. It was the Lira then. One trip I was walking by the street with all the designers in Milan thinking these prices are ridiculously high! The next trip the dollar was high and walking the same street, I thought prices are high but I can do that. A small swing in exchange rates can give you more money to spend or end up costing you more. The dollar and Euro has been favoring the Euro. The price of a Euro is dropping! It is expected to drop to around $1.28 (currently at $133).
You have to afford a vacation but money should not be the only criteria. What makes memories are your experiences, who you travelled with and what you saw. Enjoy your trip. Immerse yourself in the life of the country you are visiting. It is NOT America so don’t compare things. Just enjoy and have fun.
George & Jo Anne