I got a couple place i want to visit this summer and fall and i'm not sure on how to handle money situation.
The first trip will be to the jakera camp for 3 month, then, if i can arrange it, a motorcycle trip through the andes. From there hike the Inka Trail, see Machu Picchu, then depending on the cost go further south and maybe catch a boat or plane over to Easter Island.
The other places will also be all over the place, and i'm i already know what the plane tickets will cost me.
I don't have a problem paying for it, and the stuff i can pay for ahead of time i will take care off before i leave. My concern is with the money i carry on me. I don't want to walk around with a large amount of cash here in Tampa, much less anywhere else in the world i've never been to.
I thought about credit cards, i guess i could get one or two that have a lower limit so i don't run the risk of losing everything if it gets lost or stolen. My current card does charge me a fee for foreign transaction fee of 2%, considering i will spend more then 10k, thats $200 just in foreign transaction fees. Thats almost a week at the jakera camp.
I don't think my ATM card will work anywhere but in the states. I'm currently with a Credit Union, should i open an account with a larger, national bank? (Nations Bank maybe)
What tips do you guys have in that regard?