Originally Posted by fun2cruiz
Wife and I each take 1 DIFFERENT c.card, but only use 1 of them and the 2nd as a backup if needed. Those c.cards and a little cash is all we have found necessary when traveling abroad. Debit cards can cause mayhem on your account, thus we never use them when traveling !
I agree you don't need to use a debit card for purchases but you need to use as ATM card at ATM machines. Many places still only take cash.