We will soon be on our way to Jamaica. Do we need to exchange any of our USD to Jamaican currency, or will we be fine with with American money? We are staying at an all inclusive resort, but wonder how to tip etc. when on tours or other venues. Any advice is appreciated.
As it turned out almost everyone accepted American currency. We did run into a few places that only gave change in Jamaican currency though, and it was usually just coins. At the time we traveled (last week) the exchange rate was USA $1.00 = Jamaica $89. So don't be shocked if you see a bead necklace selling for 1500.00, it hasn't been converted to the US dollar yet.
you can try BestChange.com is a free online service that helps to find exchangers with the best rates. Our site was created for you to always stay updated about what is going on on the currency exchange market,
For families who live in and around Chicago, there's a wealth of fun to be had year-round, from outdoor explorations at Lincoln Zoo to indoor interactions at Kohl Children's Museum. When a change of scenery is in order, however, these destinations -- located less than four hours from the Windy City ... read more
When summer comes to an end and the kids are back in school, there are still ways to get away and enhance their education (and yours) at the same time. One way to do this is by showing kids what they are learning in school. For example, if your child is learning about the Revolutionary War, a trip t... read more
Whether you live in the big city on the Mississippi River or you're in a neighboring state, there are so many choices for weekend getaways. Highlights include Meramec Caverns, just south of the city, where you can learn about Jesse James and his gang, who used the caverns as a hideout (this is one o... read more