When it comes to spending money on vacation you have three main choices. Credit cards, cash, or traveler's checks.
Credit cards are the safest way to pay for your vacation. If they are stolen you have limited liability and they are easily replaced. The ability to dispute the charges with the credit card company give you protection against poor merchandise or service.
Many transactions such as hotel reservations and car rentals are impossible without a credit card. When traveling overseas you can usually get the best exchange rates using your plastic but beware. The credit card companies have been charging high fees for the privilege and usually don't tell you ahead of time.
The downside to credit cards is they can be unreliable, especially overseas. You c View the rest of this article