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Old 01-29-2015, 04:49 PM   #29
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When we went to Canada in 2010 the only credit card that did not pile on charges was Capital One. That's why I got their card. I'm not sure if there are any others now. If you are going to be there a while, do a search and check. When you exchange money at a bank, they stick it to you as well. A lot of stores and campgrounds will take US money, but watch how they do the exchange rate. This morning the Canadian dollar was 74.5 US.

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For a little adventure, and about a 5 mile long gravel road, be sure to go to Meat Cove at the north tip of Nova Scotia. Magical. Cool campground (no hook-ups).
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:23 PM   #31
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:42 PM   #32
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Schwab bank cards are also international fee free.

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When we went to Canada in 2010 the only credit card that did not pile on charges was Capital One. That's why I got their card. I'm not sure if there are any others now. If you are going to be there a while, do a search and check. When you exchange money at a bank, they stick it to you as well. A lot of stores and campgrounds will take US money, but watch how they do the exchange rate. This morning the Canadian dollar was 74.5 US.

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Old 02-06-2015, 04:00 PM   #33
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Jpons, when I checked into credit cards, the Schwab bank card was also free, but by the time I tried to apply for it, they had just discontinued the card and Capital One was the only one left.

Since I have other Schwab accounts, I think I'd know via promotional stuff they'd send me if they offered a card again. Maybe you are grandfathered.

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I do all my banking and have my brokerage accounts with Schwab, and still have my cards. Maybe like you said I am grandfathered because of my accounts. Schwab has been the best banking brokerage house I have ever dealt with.

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Jpons, when I checked into credit cards, the Schwab bank card was also free, but by the time I tried to apply for it, they had just discontinued the card and Capital One was the only one left.

Since I have other Schwab accounts, I think I'd know via promotional stuff they'd send me if they offered a card again. Maybe you are grandfathered.

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Old 02-07-2015, 07:59 AM   #35
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I do all my banking and have my brokerage accounts with Schwab, and still have my cards. Maybe like you said I am grandfathered because of my accounts. Schwab has been the best banking brokerage house I have ever dealt with.

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I have a Schwab debit card tied to my Schwab Bank account, perhaps that is what you are referring to? it's not a credit card but I believe that itis free of international surcharges and works just like a Visa card. Also, it has the "chip" which means you can use it like a "native."
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I have both, but rarely use the credit card mostly the debit card. And yes no international fees on the debit card either.

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I have a Schwab debit card tied to my Schwab Bank account, perhaps that is what you are referring to? it's not a credit card but I believe that itis free of international surcharges and works just like a Visa card. Also, it has the "chip" which means you can use it like a "native."
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Debit cards have more liability for the card holder than credit cards. If a bank gives them to us, we shred them.

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Debit cards have more liability for the card holder than credit cards. If a bank gives them to us, we shred them.

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I use my debit cards only at an ATM for this very reason. Visa credit everywhere else so I can rack up the Amazon points.
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Bob, are you going up there again in 2015? .....or is this a continuation of an earlier trip? We are going up there in early June and I have another thread going on this to include NFL and Gaspe. I will reread your thread for more ideas and tips and would like to pick your brain if permitted.
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Smokeless, when you said you stayed a few nights at a Walmart or other place, did u just unhitch and leave the trailer? You have a great looking setup.
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Bob, are you going up there again in 2015? .....or is this a continuation of an earlier trip? We are going up there in early June and I have another thread going on this to include NFL and Gaspe. I will reread your thread for more ideas and tips and would like to pick your brain if permitted.
We are not going back to the Maritimes this year, we are headed to the SW in the fall. But we will surely go back at some point in the future.

Feel free to pick away! Either PM me with any questions you might have or feel free to ask them here if you think the answers might be of general interest. I've not been trying to keep this particular thread open, but others have kept posting to it and that's fine.
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