This is an oldie but goodie but the information is completely still valid. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
If you are traveling there is one thing you should never travel without…it’s a credit card that you can freely charge any unexpected items.
I was at work the other day and one of my colleagues was telling us a horror story about how he got stuck in Thailand for 17 days. Yep, they couldn’t get home for 17 whole days. He said they didn’t have enough money for a hotel/hostel (I’ll spare you the details) but at one point in his story I asked, “Why didn’t you just charge the room?” He said, “I had $20 left to my name so I couldn’t charge anything.”
WHAT? HUH? Seriously, it was like he told me he had 3 heads. I just didn’t understand. Why would you travel without a credit card? Why travel with no money or no access to money?
Travel is filled with the unexpected, there are times when you need money when you didn’t think you would and you ALWAYS need to be prepared to pay for things when you need it. ALWAYS.
I’m not saying you have to have thousands of dollars worth of credit but a simple credit card that can charge any unexpected expenses would be worth having when you travel. You don’t want to be in a position to need money and not have it, it’s not a good position to be in.