Mother/daughter trip to Spain - should we plan the trip ourselves?

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Just popping in to say YES to the Capital One card without foreign transaction fees. I've used it for overseas travel for years as well as buying things online from other countries. They also have amazing customer service and fraud department. I've never had a problem with them. They caught someone who had run up over $1,200 charges on my card fraudulently and they took care of everything. Definitely go for one of their cards!

I have a Capital One card that has no foreign transaction fees.
 
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Hi jsn55, thanks for the input! I am looking into getting a new credit card with better travel perks with no Foreign Transaction Fees. Might go with the Chase Sapphire. I do have an Amex, but the Spanish Travel Agency I'm working with charges 2.5% if I use that one.
Just got an e-mail from Citi re: our Costco Visa card. They are no longer charging foreign transaction fees for purchases made with that card, whether in-person or on a foreign-based website. If you are a Costco member and have their Visa card, problem solved.
 
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We also just received the notice from Citi/Costco Visa about "No Foreign Transaction Fees". However, some travel companies MAY charge a fee if you use a credit card. I remember Viking Cruises gave us a discount if we used an "e-check" instead of credit card. At Viking's prices, however, the credit card benefits (points or cash back) sometimes outweigh the fees.