Ahh, the question that haunts every traveller. Millions of travellers all over the world have pondered over this question, asked their friends, looked to fellow travellers for guidance and done everything in their power to get the answer to this question.
The truth is, there is actually no answer to this question, as the phrase “to each his own” stands truer than truth in this situation. Let's take a look at both the commodities and see what pros and cons they have.
Even if you plan on using your card more than cash, you must take plenty of cash with you.
You will have to be very careful with your cash, especially for your safety. Here are some tips for you:
Banks sometimes add a huge amount of fee for using credit cards internationally. Get that info beforehand and ask your bank about it. In fact, you will have to inform your bank much in advance about your international travel plans.
There are many more options other than cash and credit cards available these days, such as prepaid travel cards and travellers checks. It would be a good idea to be able to have two-three payment options, especially if travelling internationally, to be on the safer side of things. Depending upon your expenditure, bank fees and a million other things, you can choose the method of payment that suits you best.
Be safe and travel free! :)