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It is even possible to travel internationally with just a credit card or can you find yourself in a pinch if you don’t have cash or traveler’s checks?  That is the question we explored when one of our writers recently visited Hong Kong and attempted to survive without cash for three days.

Check out our latest feature piece titled “Hong Kong Phooey: How I Survived Without Cash in Hong Kong for Three Days” and then let us know what you think.

Do YOU have any humorous stories or words of advice for those traveling with a credit card, cash, or other type of payment?

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4 Responses to “Traveling Internationally With Only a Credit Card – Is it Possible?”

  1. Jim says:

    at the end of the day cash is king. it might not be the safest way to travel having hundreds of dollars/yen in your pocket but it is hard for any business owner here in the states or abroad to resist cold hard cash.

  2. i wish i had stories of international travel with credit cards and nothing else but my work situation among other things keep me tied in this part of the world. I am looking forward to reading other people’s experiences

  3. Jenna says:

    I was in Hong Kong with my mom when I was younger and she went to take out $1,000 from the bank and instead took out $10,000. She was surprised the bank let her do this (granted this was years ago)!

  4. Jackie says:

    I think it completely depends on where you are going, but for the most part I would say no — unless you’re using that credit card to take out a cash advance from an ATM ;)

    I’ve also noticed that even within the US things vary quite a bit regionally. The further west I go (which in my case would just mean to California) the more people accept credit. The further east, the fewer people do.

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