Traveling with Cash – Make practical use of getting cash when you travel. Many ATM’s charge bank fees. Budget and withdraw money only when you have to. Most grocery stores will give you cash back for free if you purchase items from their store.
Consider free checking from some of the larger International banks such as HSBC. This way when you use a their ATM when traveling you will not be charged extra ATM fees. Also note that in some countries larger bills are given a higher exchange rate in your favor.