I am beginning to budget for my ABD Emerald isle vacation for next year. If I am understanding it right, the conversion rate is approx 1.4 US = 1 Euro. And I would like to have - say 2-3 yards of Guiness with my evening meal and don't have an issue with spending the money to have a nice meal. So, with meals (that are not included) and my Guiness spending money and any other misc purchases, fair to say budget $1600 US ?? Q: Did you find yourself converting US to Euros (at you local bank) BEFORE you went, after or was it a mixture of both?? Which was easier for you?? Q: What other things did you purchase while over there?? Fair to say you had to delcare it coming back? yes, I would like to make some small purchases while there (pull over shirts, caps, etc). Q: Can you take your laptop with you on the plane?? Q: Anyone play any dart games while over there?? In the bars I mean. Let me stop for know. Thank you all of ya for your patience here .