With the dollar on the decline, cheap holidays to the States and beyond are no longer an option. So make the most of your (diminishing!) Aussie dollar, and check out these cheap-o holiday hot spots.
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Best value doesn't necessarily mean cheap! You might be paying a bit more in flights, but once you arrive it's a case of more bang for your buck in these countries. So avoid the predictable beach resort holiday and branch out with these seven offbeat and very budget destinations, chosen by the experts at Lonely Planet.
Destinations like the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Ethiopia, Laos and Nicaragua may cost a bit more to get to, but once you're there a dollar goes a long way.
Where's your favourite holiday spot that's easy on the wallet?