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Five AAA travel tips worth paying extra for

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Everyone likes to save money, especially those who travel frequently, whether for work or for leisure.  AAA travel experts say there are five things that are worth paying a little 'extra' for.

With summer around the corner, its vacation time and whether they travel by car, plane or even by boat, these five things worth paying extra for could apply to them as well.

For frequent fliers - a luggage scale can come in handy.  It will cost about $20 but experts say it is worth the money, just so travelers are not surprised by fees for overweight baggage.

Another splurge - travel insurance. Even if it is just a short trip within the U.S., experts say with the rising air costs, it can have the potential for huge savings if anything comes up.

For the ocean cruiser - consider buying a beverage package.  Cruises charge for soda, juice and alcohols so it could be cheaper in the long run.

Also consider paying more for a hotel, even if on a tight budget; experts say be willing to spend a little extra to get perks like free breakfast to help save money too.

Traveling outside the U.S., it may be worth investing in an international phone plan with the cell phone carrier.  Although costs vary by country, experts say it can cost generally less than one decent length international call. 

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