Back in the summer of 2008, a dollar could get you 144 Hungarian forints. Today, that exchange rate hovers closer to 220 forints to the dollar. That's a significant change that benefits U.S. travelers looking for historic towns, castles, and famous spas. And Hungary's relative affordability compared to much of the rest of Europe makes it a great value destination, one that's improved even more by deals such as Budapest's Winter Hot Pack, which gives you a third or fourth night free plus free entry into a historic spa, as well as other discounts. Offers delivering similar value should be the norm throughout the year.