I don't mean pay as in having sufficient funds, I mean pay as in having sufficient credit and / or the right kinds of funds. We plan to carry some Canadian cash and credit cards (likely useless) and some US cash and credit cards (hopefully not useless).
I get that the greenback is pretty much king in the Caribbean
(also Panama) and the Euro makes things easy in Europe
but how do you deal with getting currencies for more far off destination
? How do you pay for checking-in when you first arrive?
Also, our plan would be to keep US cash on board but keeping a sufficient amount to cover many years worth of travel would be impractical (and me thinks unsafe??). Are there easy ways to replenish the cash from a source in North America in exotic locales? I'm sure a fuel
stop for a few hundred litres of diesel
at a foreign dock
would put a serious dent in most petty cash boxes.