Think you can't afford a trip to the US? There are cheaper options...

Michael Turtle
March 2 2024 - 5:00am

Thinking back now on a long trip I took in the US in 2011 almost feels like a dream. At the time, the Australian dollar was worth about US$1.10. Everything seemed so cheap that I didn't even begrudge the annoying tips that people always expected. Treating the wad of bills in my wallet almost like Monopoly money, I booked nicer hotels than normal and ate like a king (albeit a king who likes fried chicken and barbeque).

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Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.

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