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scotland
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Travellers cheques/cash

For our forthcoming trip to Memphis and Nashville would you reccomend bringing just cash, just travellers cheques or a mixture of both???

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1. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

I'd say a mix. Some places won't accept traveler's checks. Perhaps Moviemaker or Elvisgillies can elaborate.

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2. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

I'd use my credit card wherever I could and hit the ATMs for a little cash.

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3. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

What you want is some cash & then get those pre loaded $ credit cards, Visa or MasterCard are excepted everywhere

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4. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

They give you the same protection as a travellers cheque but are much easier & faster to use, travellers cheques won't be accepted everywhere, only in big department stores etc & then you always get someone that doesn't know what to do, they are a hassle now, go for a pre loaded (with US Dollars not Pounds Sterling) credit card

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5. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

I agree with Elvisgillies, over the last couple of years, we have had problems cashing the cheques. Anything short of a bank or major store, most places won't accept them because they say they can easily be forged now.

Even some banks won't accept them, we were in a small town near New Orleans and they would not accept them.

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6. Re: Travellers cheques/cash

We always just take some cash and use cards for anything over about $20.

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