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Old 08-13-2009, 02:12 PM
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One exception about notifying about your travel plans is American Express. They do not want to know where you are going, at least that is the case for AMEX platinum card holders. On the other hand I have a Capital One card and they make a big production out of foreign travel plans. They want details such as the places being visited, when, how long, etc. As it turned out, I didn't use the Capital One card while in England so I don't know if they would have charged a fee.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:43 PM
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All those port take USD.
You could cash your TC onboard as you need $$.
If you like coffee stock up
We buy the beans & grind as required but they do have bags of ground coffee.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:37 PM
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You can find coffee imported from Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala at Trader Joe's that is much less expensive than it is in the actual countries--and save a lot of room in your luggage :-)
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:56 AM
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You can find coffee imported from Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala at Trader Joe's that is much less expensive than it is in the actual countries--and save a lot of room in your luggage :-)
Really I will have to look next time we are in the USA
I thought $5. a lb was good
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:40 PM
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We get traveler's checks, but cash them on board. Never had a problem with them taking USD, but have not been to Costa Rica or Colombia. I have my CC with me, just in case of an emergency, but usually don't use it. I have a few times, but they have charged me fees. Capital One is a pain about foreign charges, but I do call and tell them as well as AMEX and Chase that I am going on a cruise. Just in case I find something I have to have, which I usually don't.
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I take traveler's checks and cash them on board, and carry one CC as well. No problems so far.

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Old 08-14-2009, 08:29 PM
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I thought $5. a lb was good
Lately you can get just under 3 lbs. (44 oz.) of 100% Colombian at Costco for $7.00.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:18 AM
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Lately you can get just under 3 lbs. (44 oz.) of 100% Colombian at Costco for $7.00.
YIKES not in Canada though..
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I don't drink coffee so I don't have to worry about that.

I'll just go with cash and cc.

I've never told my cc company that I'm going on vacay and have gone out of the country and not had a problem with charges being approved.
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