I have only one month left on this current trip, so I won’t be setting anything up just yet, but there are other options that I’m going to talk about, that I will be doing as well, for my future trips abroad. For starters, there are some credit cards available on the market that offer no international trading fees, so you might want to look into the benefits of one of those cards, in additional to the benefits of opening an international bank account. These can be useful if you’re planning to stay in one country for an extended period of time – for example, transferring money abroad to a new account might be a good bet if, say, you’re backpacking Europe, because maybe it would be best for you to setup an account in a base country of your choosing, then travel sporadically through the other neighboring countries, where your bank account will be able to offer better options for you.
For my next trip abroad, I believe I will be traveling through parts of Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Asia, and this is definitely a potential option that I will further research once the time comes. If you’ve found other reliable options, please comment below to offer up advice from your own experiences.