Nowadays, credit and debit cards have made it unnecessary to carry a lot of cash when traveling in the U.S. or abroad. But what if you lose your wallet, the ATM is out of order, or – worst case scenario – the world wide web suddenly crashes? Having some cash ready will come in handy.
It’s wise to have small bills for tipping, anyway, but to make sure you’re covered in case of an emergency, stash larger amounts of cash in a few places on your person – socks, under shoe inserts, hidden garment pockets – and in accessories, such as a toiletry bag.
When you find yourself stuck with credit cards that won’t work, you’ll be glad you stashed the cash.