No more cast-away currency

Travelers end their trips with an average of $123 in unspent local currency; here are some better ideas

January 08, 2019, 5:45 PM Eastern Time

International travelers return with an average of $123 of unspent local currency, according to Visa research. But digital forms of payment are more available than ever, reducing the need for cash even at many remote locations.

There are better uses of $123 than to serve as a pricey souvenir. Depending on whether your traveler type is Recharger, Self-Improver, Thrill-Seeker, Culture Enthusiast, Nature Buff or Gastronome, check out this photo gallery of ideas about better ways to spend $123 while still on your trip.