Several of you have asked what the easiest way to travel is for your kids. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to travel, so I thought I would just provide the pros and cons of each:
Traveling with cash is probably the easiest way to travel. You always know exactly what you have to exchange.
Often the safest way to travel as these cannot be exchanged or cashed without ID and signature of the user. Your child can use their passport to exchange these at the airport or their hotel/bank.
Pre-Paid Credit Card:
A great way to limit space needed to carry currency are pre-paid cards. Some pros and cons:
Since kids can’t have a credit card, this portion of the blog is for the parents traveling. Credit cards are usually best for larger purchases only:
In conclusion, probably the best way to travel is to have some cash / traveler’s checks and a pre-paid card. However, the decision is really up to each individual family. I personally use traveler’s checks and my credit card—but I have friends that are cash only too.
Hope this helps you make your decisions.
Dublin Taiko Secretary
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