click follow link Learn how to save BIG on foreign currency exchange. International transactions fee’s are a b*tch… they can cost anywhere from $10 to $200 depending on the outlet! By using an international, pre-loaded debit card you will save more than a typical credit card, BUT make sure the area you are going to not only has ATM’s but is on the list of accepted countries! Check trip advisor first!
go to site ALSO- Airport exchange rates are a RIP OFF!! Either use your hotel (can also be expensive!) or a local bank… you will get a much lower rate!
go here To be honest I am big on taking my money in cash for short trips- just dividing it up amongst storage places (i.e. hand luggage, check in and wallet..) but for the bigger trips you MUST plan ahead!