Subject: European currency should I buy it here or there?
Hi Mary -

Fortunately we took our ATM card on our trip to Germany a couple of months ago.

I say fortunately, because those travellers who had to rely on travellers checks had a heck of time finding a place to cash them. I believe Thomas Cook travel offices will cash them, but wherever you cash them, you will be charged quite a hefty fee. I know several years ago travellers checks presented no problems, but not so today, at least in Germany.

My suggestions would be to take an ATM card for all of the countries. Simple to use, easy, best exchange rate and no difficulty finding ATM machines.

Good luck, Rose - Los Angeles