Before you leave home contact your bank or credit card company and advise them of your upcoming travel. Your credit/ debit card companies may see frequent usage as a stolen card and stop the availability of using it. A simple phone call is all it takes.
Also, might not be a bad time to reconfirmed your hotel reservations.
Great idea ZIPTIE. I have had my card frozen and didn’t know it till I was at the cashier’s desk. My credit union didn’t like my usage so they froze it. So now I send them a message online as to my movement going east. They have replied with a thank you info noted.
Great advice, Ziptie! You actually beat me to the punch. I was going to post that very same advice as I was doing just that at three this morning. If you bank with Wells Fargo, you can do the whole thing very simply online. I do a lot of touring on the bike, and the couple of times I’ve forgotten to notify them became a pain in the a$$ trying to explain it over the phone.
On another note, I just came back from said bank where I pulled out $350 to cover the fuel stops. I quietly handed them a note that said I wanted $100 in ones, $100 in fives, and $150 in tens. Of course I quickly showed them my ATM card, so no one would pull the alarm. :))