More young people than ever are going travelling than ever before and so the need for pre-paid travel cards is expanding.

Pre-paid travel cards are great ways to keep your money safe while abroad as you load money onto them straight from your bank and they’re converted into the currency of your choice. You can put as much as you want on, and you can top up the card if you need more money, withdraw from ATMs and spend them in millions of shops and restaurants around the world.

One of the most popular types of a pre-paid travel card for young people is the Post Office one. It works alongside MasterCard and you can do everything that we said earlier, including loading multiple currencies on the card. However, you have to be 18 and, even if you are 18, you still might be unable to get one. I turned 18 in April and went to get a Post Office multi-currency travel card on the last day of June and I couldn’t get one because I had so “recently” turned 18 their system could not identify my address.

So, Post Office travel cards I would not recommend.

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I went to Thomas Cook and, let me tell you, the grass is greener on the other side. Thomas Cook offers a ‘lyk’ card which, like the Post Office, works everywhere you see the MasterCard logo. You can only load one currency, though, but you get three months free Wi-Fi with it, which is great if you’re travelling around Europe, for example. If you exchange more than £350, you get a £15 voucher for FeelUnique, where you can buy great brands of makeup, skin products, accessories and much more.

The best pre-paid travel card for young people is the Thomas Cook one without a doubt. I’ve ended up with free Wi-Fi and paying just £3 for an Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick.

Happy travels!