2. Let me entertain you.
Purchase a locally sold Entertainment Book if you can get your hands on one from the area you are traveling to. It can pay for itself in just one coupon!

3. Research exchange rates.
If you need to exchange money, look around for the best exchange rate. It helps to consult a currency converter like OANDA first. Then you can research whether an ATM, a local bank, no foreign transaction fee credit card or other currency exchange location.