Last Updated: 7th May 2013
More Tour and Travel Advice for the USA and Canada
“Traveller’s checks in US dollars is also a great investment up front because they are accepted nearly everywhere.”
- Angie, Tour Manager, USA
Surprisingly, it is generally difficult to change foreign currency cash and traveller’s cheques in the USA.
Travellers cheques in US$ however are very widely accepted. If you do choose to use traveller’s cheques it is strongly recommended that you choose cheques in US$ in $20 and $50 denominations.
US$ Traveller’s cheques are accepted as cash in many US retail stores and US$ travelers cheques are also widely accepted in Canada.
Make a note of your travellers cheque numbers, leave a copy at home and carry a copy separate from your cheques in case of loss or theft.