Managing your Money
A European vacation represents a major financial investment, complicated by dealing in foreign currencies. These links provide information to help you best manage and protect your finances while making your travel arrangements and actually traveling in Europe. (See this page for tips on traveling more economically.)
ATMs and Credit Cards
Managing Your Money on a European Vacation – Cash and Credit Cards Kathy’s article on the Slow Travel Tours blog. Includes recommendations for the most economical banks and credit cards for international travelers.
European ATM Locations American Express, Visa (Plus), and MasterCard (Cirrus)
Capital One Visa A credit card with no European currency exchange fees (plus reward points or cash back options)
Shopping, Taxes and Customs
Bring it Home (US Customs)
Travel Insurance Importance of travel insurance and what to look for
Travel Insurance When do you need it?
Insure My Trip An excellent resource to find the travel insurance that best meets your needs.