I have finished paying for the trip. It will be done entirely with cash although I have secured the trip with credit cards. Use what I have saved to pay of the credit amount. Nice feeling that it hasn’t added to my credit card bill. What I did was set aside money every month to pay into an account in another bank. This money is for travel purposes only. Just feel this is the best way to go. There is still plenty of money in this account to fund the cash I will need for the incidental expenses with enough left over to make a short stateside trip a little later.