5 Tips to Booking a Last-Minute Trip

5 Tips to Booking a Last-Minute Trip

Sometimes, life gets stressful and you need to get away for a bit. Luckily, with the prevalence of remote work, it is easier than ever to plan a last-minute vacation. But for a vacation to actually be restful and fun, it can’t feel chaotic and poorly planned. So how can you plan a last-minute trip that doesn’t feel like it’s last-minute?  Read on for our tips for booking an amazing impromptu getaway that feels like you’ve been planning it forever.

Consider staying close(ish) to home

Traveling long distances is inherently stressful, especially if you’re traveling with kids or family members. Even if you travel alone, the hassle of navigating airport security and rushing from place to place can take a toll. Traveling last-minute only adds to this stress. Help yourself avoid the tension headache and keep your travel distance on the short side. Instead, plan to travel domestically, and within your own state when possible. There are so many fun little towns to explore, so you won’t miss out by keeping it local.

Spend a little more for a direct flight

If you are planning to fly, it may be worth it to pay for the direct flight. This is particularly important for short last-minute trips, such as for a weekend getaway or an impromptu visit with friends. Airport layovers can add hours to your travel time, cutting into the time you have available to relax. By paying to fly direct, you prioritize your own time and sanity over saving a few dollars. A direct flight is also the safer option right now, because they offer less time in close proximity to other travelers, as well as less uncomfortable time in large crowded spaces wearing a mask. Trust us, you’ll be glad that you made the choice you did!

Check for last-minute deals

Not many people know that the travel industry often has last-minute deals available. Airplanes and hotels already pay for all of their available space, meaning that any time a room goes unfilled or a plane flies half-empty, they lose money. Because of this, companies will sometimes try to entice last-minute travelers with drastic price cuts, meaning you can find excellent deals for last minute stays and travel.

Let the deals guide you

If you’re feeling extra spontaneous, you can let these last minute deals guide your trip completely. Think of it as the modern-day equivalent to closing your eyes and pointing at a map, except instead of pointing you’re using the internet. For example, if you’re flying out of Omaha, you would only look at flights from Omaha Nebraska that are on sale, and then plan your trip from there. This guarantees that your price stays low, and takes you on an adventure in the process!

Let the deals guide you

Travel light

Once you’ve determined your destination, it’s time to pack your bags and get ready to go. Our tips thus far have been all about keeping things simple for yourself, and packing should be no different! Don’t over-complicate things by packing too much. Extra luggage will only serve to stress you out in the airport, and leave you with more to manage once you’ve arrived. Take this trip as a chance to pare down, and only bring the basics. Alternatively, “travelling light” might be just the excuse you need to leave your work at home. If you’re taking time off, you deserve the chance to be truly off. Leave the laptop at home, and you’ll be happier for it.

Traveling is an important part of keeping a healthy work-life balance, so if you get the chance, plan that getaway! Follow these tips to take the guesswork out of your last minute trip, so that you can have the best vacation possible.



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