11 Comments on “How to Avoid Foreign Currency Fees While Traveling”

  1. Marilyn Albright January 14, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Thanks for posting this information that will benefit many people. There are so many options now that just researching it all could be overwhelming. And the type of travel and traveler makes a huge difference in what works best. I’m just glad the days of traveler’s checks are over!

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    • Brian January 17, 2015 at 1:18 am #

      Ha. They still sell traveler’s checks. To whom, I’m not sure, but they still do exist.

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    • Brian January 17, 2015 at 1:17 am #

      Thank you. We’re honored.

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  3. Russel Ray Photos January 14, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

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  4. Jason January 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Brian,
    Great post.
    Aussie travellers will need do their own research. The GEmoney 28degrees Mastercard seems to be good value for purchases but not withdrawals. Also be careful about fees when shopping online. We have found our normal day to day card smacks us on foreign transactions when at home, so we use our ‘travel’ card.
    Cheers,
    Jason

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    • Brian January 17, 2015 at 1:15 am #

      As always, you make a good point. The things we mention here only apply to folks from the U.S. Other countries have different banking products and are generally unable to use the ones mentioned here.

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  5. Sam January 15, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    It still surprises me how many of my friends and family will buy currency (usually Euros) before leaving home to travel to another country! It boggles the mind. Use an ATM, people!

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  6. The Dog's House January 16, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Thanks for the seriously useful info.

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  7. Richard and Sally Read January 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I never fly Ryanair. Crooks, the lot of them. For European travel out of the UK, try Easyjet or Flybe. Also, we find this side of the pond, a pre paid credit card is useful (Fairfx or Travelex) as they can be topped up on the move.

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