Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Travel with Ripped Bills

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Don’t Travel with Ripped Bills Many foreign countries will accept US dollars and in some countries, they’re even the main currency—like in Cambodia. When I was there last month, I was reminded that bills with a rip or slight tear aren’t accepted there, so if you plan on spending US dollars, make sure they’re nice and […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Always Pay in Local Currency

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Always Pay in Local Currency I just returned from Ireland and while I was in the Dublin airport buying some Lily O’Brien’s chocolates, the sales clerk asked me if I wanted to pay in U.S. dollars or Euros. U.S. dollars would seem to be the more convenient option, but in reality it’s not. In fact, […]

Travel App of the Week: CurrencyApp

Currency App

This currency app provides travelers with up-to-date currency exchange rates. Currencies are provided for over 180 countries, which allows you to find out the value of local money while you are traveling. It’s free and available for iPhone and Android users.

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

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Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]

Travel App of the Week: XE Currency

XE Currency Converter App

The XE Mobile Currency Site has rates and charts just like their website; but it’s made smaller for phones. If you aren’t familiar with XE it’s a useful tool for converting money from all over the world. It gives users a better understanding of how much cash they should expect to receive when exchanging (before […]