What Is Better Cash Or Plastic Card For Traveling?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

What is Better Cash Or Plastic Card For Traveling?

There are a few questions that pop up in our heads when we think about traveling expenses. What is better: cash or credit card? Is it safer to bring actual money with you or pay with cards? Let’s see look closer into those two options.

If you think about taking cash with you instead of cards, it’s going to solve a few problems. First, you can exchange currency easily at public places like airport, banks and even malls. Second, you won’t have to think about paying additional charges for withdrawing money from ATMs. Those ATMs are going to be of local banks and companies. Not many international banks can offer free of charge withdrawals. Third, not all markets, stores or cafes accept cards as payment. You pay cash for taxies, public transportation etc.

Let’s see what a credit card can offer. Cards are more convenient in highly developed countries. Such states allow you to pay with credit cards practically everywhere. You won’t need a lot of cash with you, only some small amount for special occasions. Of course, if you are a tourist you should always think about safety. A lot of thieves prefer tourists because they have money and are not very suspicious of people around them. Cash can be easily stolen. Credit cards are also exposed to thievery but you can block it before anyone can get a chance to withdraw any money. There is also a fact that currency exchange rates can be quite high if you withdraw local currency while you have a card with your country’s currency, e.g. you have USD card and you are in Mexico so you’ll need Mexican Peso. Such operations can cost you some extra charges. To see the real situation, look for online currency rates.

Before you go abroad contact your bank and find out about exchange rates. If it’s not possible or you don’t have time, download an app with converters (they usually go with all types of metric systems, so it’ll be extra convenient for you) or you can use online currency converter. Pick any options that suits you best. Don’t fully rely on your plastic card. If it’s stolen, you are left with no money at all. As with everything in our world, you should find balance between your cash and credit/debit cards. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. That saying works all the time, no exceptions. Stay on alert but don't forget to have fun during your trip too.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Hoop - dee - doo Musical Revue | Walt Disney World Resort
I was able to go to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue dinner show at Pioneer Hall in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge. I was on a school planning retreat at Disney World Resort with several of my colleagues. We stayed at Disney’s Coronado Resort and this was one of our fun evening adventures.…
By: Lawrence Bruton in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Jun 04, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

Cover Distance Between US Cities With Proper Tools
Distance between US cities can be easily covered. Yes, it’s going to take a while but we only live once. We always postpone things for later. It’s finally time for later. Don’t stall anymore. Go with your gut feelings. If you want to hit the road then it’s a perfect…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Mount Everest
Father of the mountain,Mount Everest,Nepali and Sanskrit Sagarmatha, Chinese (Pinyin) Zhumulangma Feng andTibetan Chomolungma. mountain on the crest of the Great Himalaya Mountains of southern Asia that lies on the border between Asian country and also the Xizang Autonomous Region of China, an elevation of twenty nine,035 feet (8,850 metres),…
By: prajwal deep adhikari in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 28, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

Best Elephant Ride|safari In Jaipur
Elephants are the kind in animal kingdom which is known for their stillness, charm and beauty. They are unique and vastly loved by people among the whole world. But the majority of these beloved animals are found in some parts of the world only mainly concentrated in the tropical regions.…
By: neeraj sharma in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 18, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

8 - days - kenya - tanzania - lodge - safari
Day 1 Nairobi- Masai Mara After breakfast, we pick you and drive to Masai Mara with stopover at the Great Rift Valley. We continue driving on through Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls with another stopover at Narok for lunch before arriving in the Mara in time…
By: kenyasafari bookings in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 17, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

7 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru And Amboseli Lodge Safari - Kenya Safari Bookings
Day 1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA Upon arrival you will be received by our driver /guide and head for Masai Mara game reserve. You have a brief stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint to take photos of the escarpment before driving on to Masai Mara. Arrive for lunch then proceed…
By: kenyasafari bookings in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

3 Days Masai Mara Lodge Safari - Kenya Safari Bookings
Day 1: Nairobi Maasai - Mara Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar lodge Day 2: Maasai…
By: kenyasafari bookings in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Wisata Unik Jembatan Cinta Situ Cileunca Pangalengan, Bandung
Hampir setiap sudut Kota Bandung memiliki tempat wisata yang menarik untuk dikunjungi. Salah satunya adalah Bandung Selatan. Di daerah Bandung Selatan ada dua tempat wisata yang cukup terkenal yaitu daerah Ciwidey dan daerah Pangalengan. Jika teman-teman pernah pergi untuk berlibur ke daerah Ciwidey atau ke tempat wisata Kebun Strawberry Ciwidey…
By: Rina Zulfana in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 10, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

The 3 Reasons Why Tourist Love Education
When it comes to exploring the effectiveness of education in the domain of travelling and tourism then this aspect becomes more obvious that tourist also loves education to a certain extent. This is because of the reason that education has become an important source for most of the tourist who…
By: johnalica in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   May 09, 2016  
1
  Likes: 2

Best Place Wine In Turkey
A Turkey Viѕа iѕ an оffiсiаl dосumеnt which iѕ iѕѕuеd by thе Turkish Government аllоwing individuаlѕ tо trаvеl tо Turkеу fоr tоuriѕm or business purpose. Applicants can fill uр the application fоrm оnlinе bу uѕing ѕоmе essential dеtаilѕ in оrdеr to оbtаin their еlесtrоniс viѕа. For thiѕ рurроѕе, payments саn…
By: snzone704a in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Turkey Visa Apply Service Online Delivery
Turkey is a strikingly beautiful country, which is adorned with historically rich architecture, amazing food, warm people and absolutely stunning and divers elands capes. This makes Turkey an incredibly popular place to visit – it is a land of cultural diversity and this gives it a very special, and unique…
By: snzone704a in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 15, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Travelling To Turkey A Basic Guide
Before take a trip into Turkey, one must submit an application for a Turkish visa. Turkish Visas can be purchased at the diverse entry spots around the country. Checks by travelers are not accepted, therefore you will have to pay with cash. You can avoid the issues of getting to…
By: snzone704a in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Turkey A Land Of Wonder
Our world is full of amazing places. As travelers we transition through many roles: Adventurists, History Buffs, Food Critiques, Beach lovers etc. There are few destinations in the world which give us the experience of passing through all these roles at the same time. And one such amazing destination is…
By: snzone704a in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Travel Around the World, Follow Distance Between Cities With Dismap
It doesn’t matter where you are in this world, you can easily find necessary route with the help of online service. Different countries have various driving standards so going behind the wheel can be tricky. But there are things that every driver need for a road trip: maps, navigation, weather…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

‘my Favourite Beach In the World' – Readers' Tips
Winning tip: Punta Uva, Costa Rica Just a winding road away from vibrant Caribbean-infused Puerto Viejo is theGandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge, a haven for free-range iguanas, sedentary sloths, all manner of feathered, scaled and furry creatures – and a few lucky human visitors. Explosions of vegetation burst with beneficial botanical properties;…
By: Kamal Mehrabi in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Apr 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1072    Report this Article