Traveling is hard work! Yes, I’m serious about travelling it really is a lot of work, for starters you need to find flights and accommodation that fit your budget, next you have to think about visas, transport and this is only the tip of the ice-burg. As you can see just creating a checklist for your holiday can take up some valuable time!
So how does one go about getting the best rates for their travel currency given the short time frame of going from booking flights to sipping cocktails on the beach? Well, there are a number of ultra money saving methods we will be going through today some may be unconventional but all bring the most value for your Aussie Dollar. So let us get stuck in on the methods.
Checking Your Local Exchange Offices for the Best Rate
This may be one of the more obvious ones but it really can help especailly if you are exchanging large sums. Depending on your location this may be impossible but checking out a few exchange offices, and asking for rates, stimulus (better rates on sums above a set price) and even the benefits of travel cards if offered. Taking into account a number of these factors with a few companies will allow you to make the most of your vacation money.
Buying Your Currency Online, Safest Option
When getting ready to travel this is probably the best option for starters you don’t have to go anywhere! This is a huge bonus since packing, getting documents together and booking flights is already a handful. So naturally surfing the web and checking out a number of online currency providers is very, very easy. With so many providers like TravelOZ, Travelex, and ForeignXchange it may be a handful to check them all out but its defiantly the safest method since it’s generally done with online transactions.
Exchanging Money at Your Holiday Destination
While this may not be the safest option depending on your holiday destination it might be the most money savvy. Let me explain if you are comfortable with your holiday hotspot and you know the local lingo asking around for street exchangers can defiantly save you a bundle. As these guys don’t pay for anything really they can exchange currency at the best rate around you may have to haggle for it, unfortunately. This is an option we really don’t recommend since you have to be very, very comfortable with your holiday hotspot.
So let’s do a quick recap on the number of things we have learned from and what I recommend from my many travels around the world. Honestly, the most convenient option is always the best, which is why you see so many paths carved into the grass at parks. Making traveling the easiest it can be always in your best interest.