With the US becoming a favourite holiday destination with families, on the back of discounted airfares and some great package deals on accomodation it can be tempting to head across the Pacific Ocean. But currency valuations are going to make that cheap flight deal seem like the opening of a sinkhole. With the Aussie dollar tipped to drop below US$0.70, shopping in the land of the free is not going to be nearly as much fun.
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