Virtuoso Life - July/August 2012 - 88
Money & Safety
When traveling as a couple, each of you should carry a different credit card. If one is lost or stolen and needs to be canceled during the trip, you’ll still have the other person’s card.
– Brenda Staben, Naperville, Illinois
11. ATM withdrawals give you the best
– Eric Dahlstrand, Erie, Pennsylvania
Scan important travel documents – passport, birth certificate, tickets, credit cards – onto two USB keys. Bring one with you and leave the other with someone at home.
Carry local change for bathrooms in many overseas destinations.
– Debbi Yaffe, McLean, Virginia
– Dagmar Daghofer, Toronto, Ontario
15.picture of your luggage Take a
before you check it – so much easier than trying to describe it if it’s lost.
– June Griffith, Mobile, Alabama
Have $100 in singles for tipping – $20s can be awkward and expensive.
– Anne Scully, McLean, Virginia
Always pack an extension cord. In the U.S., outlets may not be where you want them, and when traveling abroad, it can plug into your voltage converter or adapter to power several items at once.
– Dan Brantley, Dallas, Texas
TripLingo provides phrase guides, translations, and audio pronunciations for more than 20 countries, customized to your interests such as shopping, dining, nightlife, sports, or meeting people.
– Haisley Smith, Birmingham, Alabama
Google Translate and World Atlas by National Geographic.
– Bonnie Humble, Cedar Falls, Iowa
gate, you’re 17. At the airport adeparturecharge ifyour searching for plug to electronics, look near the gangway.
– Leyna Huber, Phoenix, Arizona
AirportZoom for flight information.
– Linda S. Smith, San Francisco, California
Photosynth for panoramic photos.
– Juliet Hausser, Lisle, Illinois
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