I am often asked about whether to purchase foreign currency prior to leaving for an international destination.
I think it’s a good idea:
- You don’t have to deal with it at the airport
- You know ahead of time what it is going to cost
- You will have the currency you need for tipping, taxi rides and small purchases
I found a company that is based in southern California and I have used their services several times.
Their rates are competitive and I am very satisfied with their service. You call them up and place your order and either pay by credit card or send a check.
The currency is sent via overnight service, so it is a very quick process.
International Currency Express
427 North Camden Drive, Suite F
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-6410 FAX
For a tool to quickly see what a US dollar is worth in another currency, use the convenient currency converter on the same webpage: http://www.foreignmoney.com
P.S. I welcome your favorite travel tip; email it to me and I’ll include it as a future tip.