In researching money exchanging tips for our Ireland vacation in September, I found this tip on RS website:
"Don’t buy foreign currency in advance. Some tourists just have to have euros or pounds in their pockets when they step off the airplane, but smart travelers don’t bother and know better than to get lousy stateside exchange rates. Wait until you arrive at your destination; I’ve never been to an airport in Europe that didn’t have plenty of ATMs."
So, my questions are:
Does the great drop in the value of the pound versus the dollar due to Brexit warrant me trading in my dollars now instead of getting money there at the ATM's, even with the exchange fees?
Some of the lodging I have booked requires me to pay in pounds before we go to Ireland, but I still have time to pay it. Should I just go ahead and pay now or wait until the deadline?