+1 on Cash and Caxton
We use that combo too, along with a couple of credit cards as back-up (one of each, i.e. a Visa & MasterCard).
We were a bit nervous about our Caxton FX cards at first (we have one each), but the system does work. We experienced a small problem with our online running statements, insofar as the arithmetic simply didn't add-up for a while. Phoned Caxton in the UK (from Oz) with our concerns; spoke to a real person within three rings, who knew exactly what she was doing and what the problem was. She sorted out the issue there-and-then; AND followed-up with a re-assuring e-mail within 30 minutes. Now how different is that from what we're used to!?
Tip: When pulling cash out of ATMs with our Caxton FX cards, we did notice some banks provided better exchange rates than others; and some charged a transaction fee, whereas some didn't .. so these aspects need to be monitored (and exploited).
Good luck - enjoy your trip
KEITH [& ELLEN]
Last edited by Keith1954; 10 Aug 2011 at 10:10.