Subject: Re: Euro vs Dollar
Candice and all, We really would have been fine as we actually had left over Euros from our last trip, but I don't like to be caught without. I just wanted to alert people to the fact that things can go wrong. My husband laughs at my overpreparation: leftover Euros, US$, blank checks, ATM cards, credit cards - one with no charges so interest is minimized. (We don't do travelers checks.) We had NEVER had a problem getting cash. The ATMs, when there are no glitches, are awesome.

As to getting large amounts of cash for hotels that require it, we once paid half in the middle of the stay and the rest at the end. That allowed us to stay within our daily withdrawal limits and not have the burden of worrying about carrying so much cash.

Take care, Janet Riverview, FL