Where and how do I get local currency?
Credit/Debit Cards and Cash
The use of cash or card will vary wildly from country to country so it's a good idea to do some research on the topic for the specific country you're going to. There are often ATMs where you can take money out, but tell your bank that you are abroad and be aware of international fees! Currency cards, such as CaxtonFx, Monzo or from the Post Office (UK), are also a good option to avoid unfavourable exchange rates, and they offer a free online checking account with no fees for international withdrawals.
Some currencies can be intimidating at first glance and it can become confusing to workout exchange rates on the stop. To avoid over paying for things or spending more than you want to, we recommend downloading a currency converter to your phone.