Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Tom D., who tweeted his tip in response to this write-up on CashSwap, which helps you swap out your leftover currency. Tom says:
“Since virtually everything while traveling can be paid by credit card, when I check out of the last hotel of a given currency I give them all the local currency as part of paying my hotel folio and put the rest on the card. Been doing this for years and works great.”
Thanks, Tom! Of course this only works if you haven’t paid for your room in advance. And it’s true that a good travel credit card (especially one that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees) can make a big difference, including when buying flights. You can see our credit card page here.
More leftover currency and money tips
- Always Pay in Local Currency
- Watch Out for High Fees at These ATMs in Europe
- Don’t Use ATMs on the Street (Especially in Mexico)
- This Is What an ATM Skimmer Looks Like
- Why You Shouldn’t Send Money to Strangers With a Money Transfer App
- My Dad’s Tip for Anyone Carrying Cash
- Why I Always Keep Cash With Me When I Drive
- This Free Browser Extension Will Save You Money on Hotel Bookings
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