Will that be Cash or Credit?

When you prepare to travel outside of the United States you will want to consider this question in the context of your trip.  Will your credit cards be commonly accepted?  Can you easily get cash when needed?  Will you be able to purchase items with US dollars or will you need to deal with foreign currencies?

Whether you’re traveling with an organized tour or if you are an independent traveler planning and managing your own itinerary, you will need to pay for things:  hotels, food, tours, transportation, etc.  Many of these items will require the use of cash in local currencies so your credit cards alone will not suffice.  So, let’s look at your options. Continue reading