I know this has probably been posted and talked about - so I apologize for the repetition!
My husband and I will be traveling to Rome in the beginning of September and we are concerned about our credit cards and such.
When we got our passports, the guy told us that our cards would be "cut up" and declined because we both have written "See ID" on the back of our card rather than signing it ... We thought this was the most silly thing we have heard - but I wanted to double check.
Also - we bank with Bank of America - has anyone had trouble at the ATM's? We use our Discover more than anything - but were thinking of opening a Capital One card b/c their rates are better in Europe (so we've heard) ...
Any suggestions? Tips? Experiences?
We have no plans to use traveler's check (why bother?!) and we do plan to exchange our money before we fly over ... How much should we convert over? Is it better to stay focused on just using our credit cards rather than ATM's?
Thank you for all your help!