The 2017 Quantified Self conference is in Amsterdam this year. I’ll be in the region for about a week afterward to hang out with a friend and be a tourist. Just a few observations on the process….
Wells Fargo will send you foreign currency at a good exchange rate within a day or so. Handy!
Project Fi allows me to have a phone that works overseas at no extra cost. Maps, translation, reservation lookup, and photo uploading are all available to me whenever I want. If I use a bit more data, they’ll just charge me another $5 or so this month.
I love that hotels have finally made email a priority. Previously if I wanted to extend my reservation on a few days’ notice I would have had to call overseas at an awkward hour. The alternative was to book the extension separately and hope that when I arrived I could convince them to keep me in the same room the entire time. These days I can count on hotels responding to email rapidly and efficiently—not a ton of back-and-forth that costs extra days with the time difference.