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Confused about the easiest, most cost-effective way to obtain local currency on your international travels? The answer lies with your ATM card.

An old adage has it that traveling is good for the soul. But while you're out exploring the world, remember to check in with your loved ones from time to time, if only to share the latest photos from your exploits. Here we present a few methods (some new, some tried and true) for staying in contact with people back home.

 

Valparaiso, a sun-splashed city along Chile's western coast, was often called the "little San Francisco" during its days as a major South Pacific port. See why National Geographic named it one of the world's best places to visit.

“I must have left it in the hotel room/on the plane/in the taxi …”   Even the savviest of travelers have had this sinking realization too late. Here we offer some tips to help ensure you return home from your travels with not only lasting memories, but also everything you brought with you.

While some travelers happily leave their mobile phones at home, many of us must remain connected when abroad. However, international phone usage poses challenges for even the most savvy travelers. Here are some tips for maintaining phone access on your journey at a reasonable cost and without excessive hassles.

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