Published: Dec 30, 2015 1 min read
Athens on New Year's Eve
Fireworks burst over the ancient temple of Parthenon on Acropolis hill in Athens.

This year, frequent travelers who like to ring in the New Year abroad got an especially good deal, given that the U.S. dollar is enjoying its fastest rise in 40 years. A stronger U.S. dollar means your money will go a lot further in restaurants and hotels in Europe and South America. Here's a look at five international destinations with famed New Year's Eve celebrations that along with fireworks also deliver a big bang for the buck.