Pack these 8 items to save you money on your next vacation

Summer travel is lots of fun, but it can also be incredibly expensive. The expenses you expect are bad enough – the cost of the plane ticket, the hotel, the rental car, the meals – but it's those little (and big) unexpected costs that get you in the end, resulting in a heavier credit card bill than you ever anticipated.

Here are eight items you can slip into your carry-on bag or suitcase that will help you save on those unexpected costs, keeping you from having to buy something expensive on the trip or pay for a very expensive emergency.

[See: 12 Frugal Ways to Save on Vacation.]