NerdWallet: The best ways to save on exchange rates and currency fees when you travel abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.

You spent months saving for your trip abroad and you’ve budgeted to stretch your money once you’re there. You compared prices on hotels and Airbnbs. You weighed out a rail pass. You found the combo ticket that covers all the best museums.

Getting the best deal matters — including when you’re choosing whether to pay with cards or cash.

NerdWallet checked in with some experienced travelers and a consumer advocate for tips on using your cards wisely while abroad. Here’s how they keep currency fees under control.

Use a fee-free card

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