It’s always smart to check with your bank to see if they have any international partners so you can get the withdrawal fee waived (usually $5). For example, I use Bank of America and their foreign partners are: Barclays (United Kingdom), BNL Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro (Italy), BNP Paribas (France), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Santander Serfin (Mexico), Scotiabank (Canada and the Caribbean) and Westpac (Australia & New Zealand). Here’s the link to Bank of America’s ATM finder (and click International locations)
They also have arrangements to use your debit or ATM cards in China at China Construction Bank ATMs (China Construction Bank ATMs in Hong Kong are not included) and in Mexico at Banco Santander with no ATM Operator Fees or Non-Bank of America International ATM fees.
What’s your best money saving tip for international travel?