I am just curious, because I live in a pretty non-touristy area: Do people still tend to use travelers checks much when they travel? We always get them, just because it feels much safer than carrying large amounts of cash or depending on ATM machines in unfamiliar places, but I know that a lot of people do go the ATM route. I also don't like to depend on credit cards for the same reason that I don't like to carry large amounts of cash, the risk of theft. We are planning a trip to the Boston area in about six weeks and I am curious if tourists in your area commonly still use travelers checks or if the restauranteurs and shop owners in your area prefer cash or credit cards. Thanks!