You may be experiencing the overwhelming urge to take a vacation right now. You may also be experiencing the overwhelming urge to guard all your money in a cave like some kind of dragon, though dragons can fly, so money concerns don't really influence their travel plans.
But do you really have to choose between travel and fiscal responsibility? There are still plenty of countries where you can get bang for your hard-earned buck, and have the freedom of 1) not feeling chintzy while traveling or 2) suffering a broke-ass existence upon getting back. Splurge on the plane ticket, save up a bit of cash and just go.