Credit Cards and Cash on the Road


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One of the questions we get asked frequently is, “How do you pay for your daily purchases while traveling?” The way we handled cash, cards and purchases while we were in Asia for 5 months was definitely not like our routine when we are in the US. And it was also different from the way we did things in Europe last year. Our routine has definitely evolved over time as we changed from vacation travelers to full time nomads, but we also develop routines for handling our spending based on our specific location. In some countries we use a predominately cash based system and in others we put all purchases on credit cards.

In 2018 we had some challenges with our cards in Europe, but the solution was to make sure all of our credit cards have chips and all of our ATM cards have chips and pin numbers. Thankfully…

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