Save or Splurge: 10 Suggestions on What's Worth the Spend When You're on Vacation

Save: High-end Souvenirs

It can be so tempting to return with some fabulous souvenir to remind you of your incredible time away from home, especially since most of us experience "travel brain" and buy everything that catches our eyes when we're on vacation.

Resist the urge to spend a fortune on souvenirs that won't serve any purpose aside from memory triggering. In most cases, the high-end rug from Italy is going to seem a lot less fabulous when it's sitting in the attic because you really didn't need another rug. (It was just so pretty!)

Another reason to avoid high-priced souvenirs: They're seldom worth their travel-brain-aimed price tags.

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