On travel forums, tales of woe are very common. Usually, issues arise on vacation because of poor planning. This article provides valuable advice that can help prevent such problems from happening to you. Make sure to follow the advice.

When in another country, use the ATM for pocket money rather than exchanging your cash at the local bank. Banks will get better rates for exchanging currencies than you would be able to get. As a result, you will save money and have more to spend on other things.

Never use a public computer when you are away from home to check your bank accounts. Public computers may have keyloggers installed on them so that once you log into your bank account, whoever installed the keylogger then has access to the account as well.

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