Just because the economy's a bit tough doesn't mean you can't travel abroad. There are many places around the world where you can get the most from your US dollar. Here are three countries to consider, with links to some nice vacation rentals.
This tropical paradise on the Yucatan peninsula is quickly becoming a retirement hotspot. Some retirees are living there tax free on less than $25,000 a year. Take a trip and check it out--a vacation rental is a great way to get a feel for what a place is really like. The Belize currency is pegged 2-to-1 to the US dollar, and the conversion rates are good. You'll find national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, marine reserves and all the natural beauty you can imagine. After a day of exploring Mayan ruins, you can relax by the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea in your Belize vacation rental.
Don't be frightened off by Greece's economic troubles. Tourism remains strong, and Greece is filled with so much to see and do. It's a country with rich past stretching back to the dawn of Democracy. Greece welcomes foreign visitors, offering unquestioning hospitality and ensuring that your visit and stay in a Greece vacation rental will be one to remember for a lifetime.
One of Europe's best kept secrets. Warsaw offers great cuisine, cafes and clubs that stay open all night. Just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle, you can find a quaint Old Town with peasant women selling flowers. The Northern part of the country features 14th century castles and remnants of the powerful Teutonic Knights. Along the way you'll find medieval town centers. With it's recent membership in the European Union, Poland has been getting an influx of cash that's goon towards roads, shopping centers and other improvements. But, no matter where you find your Poland vacation rental, you're never far from the country's bucolic roots.