It is still quite affordable for us to fly to the States for a holiday, in spite of the exchange rate, because the holidays over there are actually better value than many European resorts. And I am not talking about Miami, which is now like a Stateside version of Blackpool. The latest 'in' place, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has amazing beaches. It is relatively uncrowded with miles and miles of southerly sandy shores fringed with palm trees.
You can rent a condo on the oceanfront at Avista resort, something which is unaffordable for ordinary families in other areas. Imagine spending your holiday overlooking the beach directly, going to sleep to the sound of waves lapping gently on the shore .... You can stroll for miles, or take a spa escape while the rest of your family play safely on the beach. I really need to indulge myself, and very soon.