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The Best Way to Carry Money When Traveling Internationally | Jon & Kelsey
When traveling internationally, keeping your money secure is important. Being stuck in a foreign country with no money and possibly no way home is a scary situation that I wish upon no one. Therefore, we need to make sure to take the proper steps to ensure that our money is safe and secure, no matter where we are in the world. Credit Cards Credit cards, in my opinion, are an absolute must when traveling abroad. They are the most secure form of payment, are accepted globally in most major establishments, and often offer exceptional customer support if an issue arises. Kelsey and I recommend carrying at least two cards in case one is lost, stolen, or stops working. Foreign Transaction Fees (FTF) Whenever you make a transaction outside of the United States, banks charge you a percentage fee to carry out an international purchase. These fees range anywhere from 1-3% which can add up quickly over the course of your trip. Therefore, it is in your best interest to look for a card that waives