be sure to have several ways to access your money. If your travelers
get stolen, then an ATM card would come in handy until you get
to Europe get
a short PIN code, because most European ATMs only support 4 digit PIN
Try to select the ATM that is monitored by
bank security or with security camera.
It is good idea to do your ATM
transaction with family member or with your best friend.
try to choose ATM in heavily traveled areas or familiar location.
want to find more
available seats at cheaper rates for your airfare, make your travel
in advance and book your tickets at least 2 months in advance for
travel and 3 to 5 months in advance for summer or holiday travel.
plan to travel
by plane, search for flights departing Monday through Thursday, because
most flying companies charge weekend surcharge. This will give you not
only lower price, you will have another great advantage, much better
in the plane.
for the majority
of cheap airfares, your trip should not exceed 30 days, because if your
stay is between 30 and 60 days you will have to pay about 10%-15% more
and if it is between 60 and 90 days you will have to pay about 30%-40%
more for your ticket than if you stayed less than 30 days.
big money saving
tip for your airfare is to check total price with taxes included
sometimes it is possible to have a cheaper base fare but very expensive
taxes (usually on more expensive fares).
rent a car, you
don't have to accept the insurance options the car rental company
It is usually cheeper to check with your own auto insurance agent to
if you're covered under your policy. Also check with your bank, because
in most cases if you use a premium credit card, travel insurance is
always inspect the rental car carefully before you leave the rental lot
and if you see any damage, make sure rental company officials note it
your rental contract before you leave.
don't have a big
family with you, rent the smallest car available at the cheapest rate
about half the time, the rental company won't have the small car you
and will have to give you a larger car at the small-car price.
automatic teller machines
proliferate, travelers are increasingly relying on credit cards for
currency rather than carrying around travelers' checks or bulky wads of
cash. But in an unfamiliar city, how do you find the local ATM? If you
acces to a computer,
the Websites of both Visa and Mastercard will tell you. Visa's service
(www.visa.com) can be
accessed in English, Spanish and Portuguese while Mastercard offers ATM
safety tips (www.mastercard.com).
Both databases can be searched by country, region or airport.You can
get a better exchange rate by buying stuff with a credit card, rather
exchanging your cash. This is because the credit card company
all its transactions and get a better rate than any one person could