How far do your dollars go in Europe? The Washington Post May 16, 2010
The world of currency exchange is Byzantine, with unfavorable exchange rates and fees that aren't always transparent. Which is better: converting dollars at home or overseas? At a bank or a currency exchange booth? At the airport or the hotel?
Or should we simply rely on plastic?
"In the last few years, it's all sort of gotten hazy," said Erik Torkells, an editor at TripAdvisor.
Even the experts can't agree. Some say you should convert at least a little bit of money in the United States so that you have enough for transportation when you get to your destination.