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Beware Foreign Currency Restrictions

Even if you’re not an avid coin collector, travelers often end up bringing home loose change or extra bills. But what you may not know is that some countries outlaw… Read More…

Tourist Discount Cards: Deal or No Deal?
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Tourist Discount Cards: Deal or No Deal?

Check out Peter’s radio show this weekend, where he’ll be chatting with travel writer Tim Leffel. Tim will tell us the real deal on whether those ubiquitous tourist discount cards… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Save Money By Stopping Bills While on Vacation

Save money by stopping bills— such as cable and high speed Internet — while you are away on a long vacation. Here’s how to do it. When you’re taking a… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Prepaid Travel Debit Cards: Good Idea?

Prepaid debit cards, a cross between traveler cheques and debit cards, have entered the traveling scene. But, are they worth the investment? Here’s what you need to know before you… Read More…

Tips for Tipping Around the World
Culture / Etiquette / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel News

Tips for Tipping Around the World

According to all the dictionaries, tips are something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service. What we experience, however, is the expectation of a tip, whether or not… Read More…

Europe / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Europe Without the Euro

The euro is already the currency for 14 countries in Europe, and more are slated to start using it soon. The strong euro is one reason why Europe has become… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Sleep Cheap in London, Despite the Currency

The British pound may be hitting record highs against the dollar, but it’s still possible to get a reasonably-priced place to stay, even in London. And even in some of… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Dealing With a Dismal Dollar

The dollar may be down, but did you know there are many places around the world where it still carries some weight?

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Counterfeit Money
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Counterfeit Money

Counterfeiting happens across the globe, and with all kinds of currencies. Here are some ways to avoid getting — and passing — counterfeit money when you travel. Counterfeit currency can… Read More…