Don’t let your credit card get declined!
Credit Cards

After getting your passport, the next step in your trip preparation process is to notify your credit card companies (including your ATM bank) of your travel plans.  Some of them no longer need to be notified as the chip offers added security features.  However, it’s good to give them a call, so you know what’s what and then you won’t need to call in the future!

All you need to provide them with is your dates of travel and the countries you will be visiting.  Also notify them if you will be making any purchases to foreign businesses before you leave the US during your trip planning, i.e. making hotel or train reservations.

When contacting your bank regarding your ATM card, review your daily withdrawal amount and increase it if you’d prefer to make larger withdrawals as each withdrawal has a fee.

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Jessica Bergan
Hi, I’m Jessica! I hated running when I was younger but got into it as an adult. When we moved to Colorado running got swapped for hiking and skiing and the thought of running at a high altitude sounded brutal. At the suggestion of my trainer, I added running to my other mountain activities and have ended up enjoying it very much…even at this high altitude! It’s been a great addition to my exercise routine especially when we travel. It doesn’t require much gear and I’ve discovered that running is a great way to explore a new destination and burn off some extra calories as well.