Before you get on that plane for your overseas trip, open your wallet and give those credit cards a close look. Using some of those cards in another country would stick you with a trove of unnecessary fees, while others could make your trip cheaper.
Some cards offer protection if your travel plans go awry, but that protection comes with limits that are important to understand. If you're really lucky, your card may even come with a ton of perks that will make your travel plans a breeze.
But do you know which is which?
It's important to find out. The savviest travelers tend to build an itinerary for their credit cards as well as the sights they want to see. You can, too, by asking yourself the following questions.