Budget better: 11 travel expenses that are always worth the splurge

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When it comes to travel, every little thing can add up -- from the cost of transportation to lodging and food.

Before you know it, you could be spending way over what you had budgeted for before your trip is even completed.

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Be it a domestic trip or an international excursion, it's always better to make sure you're putting your money towards things that will add to your travel experience.

Whether spending more money on these things ensures a better element of safety, convenience or memory in your travels, we guarantee you won't regret putting a little extra money towards the things on this list instead of finding cheaper and quicker alternatives.

Here are 11 things that are definitely worth the splurge when you're traveling:

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Comfortable walking shoes

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Checking a bag

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Health insurance

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Accommodations in a central and convenient location

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A data plan

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Vaccinations

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GPS system/smartphone GPS or map app

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Nonstop flights

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One must-do, dream experience 

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Durable luggage

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Local, handcrafted souvenirs

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It's been said that it's better to invest in experiences rather than material things, and we couldn't agree more – by investing in these material things, you'll have the best travel experience possible.

Now, check out the top 10 jobs if you like to travel:

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Flight Attendant 
Starting Annual Salary: $38,000

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English Teacher
Starting Annual Salary: $26,621

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Cruise Ship Captain
Starting Annual Salary: $41,809

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Photographer
Starting Annual Salary: $20,578

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Cocktail Mixer
Starting Annual Salary: $30,000

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Travel Writer
Starting Annual Salary: $30,384

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Reporter
Starting Annual Salary: $24,031

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Archaeologist 
Annual Starting Salary: $36,876 

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Wedding Planner 
Starting Annual Salary: $20,640 

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