“Ms. Marshall!” typed a former student on the Facebook page for this blog, “I am so curious. Did you ever get your money back when someone robbed you for your Travelers Cheques?”
This brings us to today’s li’l lesson: Travelers Cheques ARE worth packing for your next voyage!
Nelly, you are not alone in your disdain.
Few backpackers nowadays carry (much less use) Travelers Cheques for these same gripes.
However, what happened to me illustrates why you SHOULD always travel with a stash of Travelers Cheques as a third form of moolah beyond cash and credit cards: There is no better form of “emergency backup cash” than one that will be fully refunded (up to thousands of dollars!) if stolen or even absent-mindedly misplaced.