Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Any opinions on what the best way to carry currency is? I'm going to Holland/Germany and am wondering if I should exchange my money before I leave and carry it with me, if I should use my credit card for everything, if I should I use Interac, or some combination of all options...??
Wholesale Fashion Jewelry
Wed. Feb 6, 2:28am
Combination is best
My grandparents, whenever they take me abroad (they're experienced globetrotters), use a combination:
Cash Reasons: especially when buying off small businesses, even if they do have for Credit Cards, it's best to pay in cash because the network for the CC may not be as secure as big business places plus you'd be helping them because the CC network is costly.
Credit Card Reasons: When making big purchases a CC is best. You do not want to run out of cash, it's always best to have some pocket money for emergency like if you're in an area you don't feel very safe so you just hop on to a taxi and pay him.
Hope this helps!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 6:11 AM
Ditto the combination. It's less expensive to exchange currency overseas, so I wouldn't get Euros in the US. Make sure you ask if what the fees are before you exchange your US dollars. There usually are ATM machines, and we've used them with great ease. As mentioned before, we also use CC for hotels and large purchases. Make sure you write your ATM and CC numbers with the 1-800 number on another slip of paper and keep it in your suitcase. It's best to keep your Passport in a separate pouch on your person at all times. I generally keep my CC and ATM card in my passport pouch. I only carry about $100 cash in a small purse along with other items. Bon Voyage
Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:56 PM
smaller airports in other countries
have some money of local countries you are traveling thru on your way there and back. I cannot tell you how many times I've changed out all my money before going through security check/customs only to have my connecting flight delayed, and airport restaurants only accept local currency. don't make my mistakes. especially if traveling with children.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 2:09 PM
You will probably want to exchange about $50 worth at the airport so you have traveling money. Then you can get more money each morning at a bank in the country you're in. You can also just use the ATM every morning, but there are added fees usually associated with the ATMs. They sell money pouches/belts. Usually people wear their passport in a pouch around their neck. You can buy money belt to wear under your slacks around your waist. You can put your valuables in the money belt, and just carry what you need for the day (and are willing to lose) in your purse.
Thursday, February 07, 2013, 7:24 AM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?