I've never traveled abroad in the past. I live in the US, and am taking a vacation shortly to Italy. At this time, I'm trying to understand what additional fees will be incurred if I attempt to use a US-based credit card while traveling abroad.
I am ultimately trying to decide on how much cash to convert from USD to foreign currency when I take my trip. So, if I need to charge something to a credit card while in Italy, what additional fees will be charged to the card for each transaction?
Edit: I have multiple cards from multiple issuers, as well. Capital One/Visa, American Express, Citi/Visa. I have done some research and it seems that the Capital One card has "no foreign transaction fee". I am not sure if there would be other fees with using this card abroad. I know currency exchange is a big place they take advantage of you, but I'm not sure how that works with credit cards.