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Diffirent currencies & excess Cash at the end of the trip

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11. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 437 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

We use a debit card to get cash and get only what we need for a few days. If we need more, we get more. The only thing we have to pay is the exchange rate and there's no getting past that. At the end of our trip we take any leftover money home and save it for the next trip. Sometimes we've had to actually get money to take home for the next trip. If you're never going back to that country, it would be a problem but generally, it is convenient to have a little starter fund when you arrive on your next trip.

12. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Respected Member 471 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

I usually get some cash in advance from my credit card. I don't carry big US bills but I do have some small US bills in case I need to pay something at the point of entry of the country. I carry a debit card which doesn't charge for out of circuit withdrawals, and a credit card which does not charge a percentage for currency exchange.. I try to make most purchases on a credit card. I get money changed in a city rather than at the airport. I also sometimes pay in advance depending on the country. So I will buy train tickets and show tickets in advance in England. When I am traveling with a grandchild (usually age 12 or 13), they are too young to have a credit card that they can use outside the US, so they either have to carry cash or travelers checks. That means that we have to arrange to get to a bank to get the travelers checks cashed.

I try not to have coins leftover. If I do have, I will leave them as a tip (in countries where there is tipping). Otherwise I give the leftover coins to grandchildren for their coin collections. I exchange the leftover paper money at the end of the trip, even if it isn't a favorable exchange rate, it is better than nothing. I try to have enough cash to pay an exit fee if there is one. If I end up with leftover Euros, I might give them to my daughter who is an airline pilot - she flies to Europe (London, Madrid or Paris) several times a month.

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14. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5157 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

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