I'm trying to work on the financial aspect of my trip (I already looked through this thread)and I'm not sure if I should apply for the Venture card or not. The only benefit I see is the no transaction fees. It would take forever on my limited income to spend the amount of money that would allow me to practically redeem "miles." The annual fee is waived the first year but $59 each year after that. I currently have a AAA Visa card, which I don't really receive benefits from and I have a Discover card which isn't as widely accepted; though I just spoke with a rep and they said that Discover does not have any foreign transaction fees.
I plan on just using cash for food, transportation and entry fees for touristy things. I will probably be opening a bank account in the UK for the time that I am there to try to avoid fees, and hopefully get an ATM card through that bank. I do want to start booking flights and hostels online though, using a credit card. Any suggestions or experience with the Venture card?