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ATMs & Card Machines abroad: The Golden Rule

When an ATM or card machine asks if you’d like to accept an exchange, there’s only one right answer… always say no. Always refuse any conversion, always choose the local currency for the country you’re in. 

Just say no way, José.

But it’s still so easy to be duped.  Here’s why, and how to avoid it once and for all. 

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Free Swap Olympics

Unless you’re Michael Phelps or Chris Hoy – they now have 27 between them – winning an Olympic gold is quite a rare thing. More often than not, it’s a once in a lifetime thing. Read More

   
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10 Essential Tips for Packing Light

We’ve never met a traveller who, after five trips, bragged: “Every year I pack heavier”.

From the moment you set off for your flight, to the moment you arrive home and try to jam all your dirty laundry into the machine – packing heavy makes things more difficult. Read More

   
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