Go to Europe, Prepared
I’ve been saying recently that now—and this summer—is the time to go to Europe, as the exchange rate is now an incredible €1.00 EUR = $1.08 USD (here’s the up-to-the-minute rate at XE.com). It’s predicted that the Euro will be on par with the dollar by the summer, but compared to what it’s been, I’ll happily take this rate for now.
If you do (and I really hope you do) go to Europe this year, make sure you have a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees and that it has a chip with pin capability. Here’s why—plus two of my favorite such cards.
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