Here are quick tips when traveling to Spain from one Family Travel Concierge Fan. Many of these tips are applicable not only for Spain.
• Call your bank (if you are going to use ATM) and credit cards and put on a travel alert. otherwise they'll think card is stolen and will block your transactions. • Bring Discover card as it has no foreign transaction fees (there are other credit cards that don't charge currency conversion fee as well) • Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 months from time of your travel. Keep it locked in a safe in a hotel. Leave some credit cards in a hotel as well. • If you have a card with a very large limit, leave it at home • If your pin# on your card is longer then 4 digits, it will not work in Spain.... change it now. • Some hotels might not be compatible with USA electric devices. Might want to invest in a converter. • Call your cell phone provider and buy a plan so it is cheaper for you to call USA. If u have AT&T, call 800 -335-4685 • Learn how to turn off data roaming on your smart phone • Try to weight your luggage... over 50 lbs can cost you $200 • Don't put anything in your back pockets • Bring chargers: phone, camera, • Spain's emergency #'s are 091, 092 for police and 061 for medical