No matter how long before or how better you plan your trip, traveling is always an adventure. There a million things that can go wrong, and more often than not they happen. You get jet lag, you get motion sickness, you lose your bags, discover that you’ve forgotten your favorite T-shirt or book, you forget your batteries for the camera, and the list can go on. But the single most disastrous thing that can happen when you are traveling is having money problem. So here is how not to get money problems.
First of all, plan your budget. Do the math at home on how much the lodgings cost, how much for the transportation and then add a sum of money with which you feel comfortable and think that it can last you all the way through the trip, without running out on money. Even if you are on holiday remember that you still have expenses waiting for you at home so plan a realistic budget that you can keep and won’t get you bankrupt.
After you have decided on a budget, take all the money you want to carry with you and put it in various safe place. Putting all your money, cash, credit cards, traveler’s checks, in one place is like tempting fate to leave you without it. Oh, and always split the money with your travel partner so that in case one of you get’s lost, left behind or simply get’s in some trouble he will have enough money on his own.l comfortable and think that it can last you all the way through the trip, without running out on money. Even if you are on holiday remember that you still have expenses waiting for you at home so plan a realistic budget that you can keep and won’t get you bankrupt.
Your credit card company goes to great lengths to protect you from credit card fraud. That’s why it will cancel your credit card if there are reports of unusual activity, like buying something really expensive at an unusual time of day in your home timezone. So as a rule always inform your credit cards company beforehand that you will be traveling abroad, where and for how long. Another way to protect yourself and your credit cards is that you don’t leave them out of your sight as physical card fraud is still a problem.
Still on the credit card issue, be careful where you place them because you don’t want to demagnetize them, thus rendering your credit cards useless. Don’t put them near magnetic hotel keys and keep them far away form in-store devices meant to demagnetize the security attachments on clothes.
If you don’t want to use your credit cards very much, then try cash. When in a foreign country, you usually have to use their currency, but you don’t have to exchange all your money before you leave home. Just make sure you have enough currency to get you to your destination and to the first ATM where you can withdraw more cash or the first good-rate exchange kiosk.
Here is one advice that can be applied to more than money, it works for all your valuables. Don’t wear them in plain site. Keep your wallets on you, in a safe place, and don’t flash them around for everyone to see, especially pickpockets.
Keep in mind our advice and don’t let money ruin your holiday. Did you have any money problems? Share them with us and help us not make them.