Over dinner recently, our friend Rick, who has travelled extensively mentioned a trick he uses quite often when travelling. Currency conversion can be quite confusing for some travellers, constantly computing in your head while negotiating the 'best deal'.
Rick has discovered a site that will provide you with the latest currency exchange rates and will also allow you to print a currency conversion card indicating different values. It will allow you to convert from many worldwide currencies to others, for example the Mexican peso to the Canadian dollar and then will allow you to reverse it on the other side of the card.
Once he prints the card, he has it laminated to use on his holiday. He mentioned that currency rates do change but generally the difference is marginal and not something to worry about
Check out currency conversion card at www.oanda.com/currency/travel-exchange-rates
Select Destination Currency and then Home Currency ... click on the button Get my FXCheatSheet
Here is a partial example of what a portion of your card may look like.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly