We all love a good holiday. But sometimes getting a good price and planning where to go and what to do can take a long time. Instead of all that planning, why not just take a last minute holiday?
Taking a spur of the moment holiday can be one of the best ways to get out there and relax for a few days. All you need is a weekend or a few days off work and you can go somewhere you never thought of before. Here are five quick steps to taking a holiday last minute...
Step 1: Pick A Destination
You might have some ideas of where to go. Maybe there’s somewhere you always wanted to visit but never found it to be practical. Maybe there’s somewhere a friend recommended to you. You could always check travel review sites for good ideas. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you could even just grab a map and throw a dart at it. You don’t have to travel across the world. Even just travelling somewhere else in your city or to the next closest country can be a cheap way to go somewhere new.
Step 2: Get A Flight
A lot of airlines offer last minute flights for cheap to fill in seats, so finding where you can get to for a low cost can even be a good way to decide where to go. A lot of flight comparison sites let you find cheap last minute deals. Apps like Get The Flight Out also help you find spontaneous last minute flights for cheap. You might want to check your closest airport to see where they fly to for cheap, as this can also be a good way to decide where the best destination is.
Step 3: Book A Hotel
Like flights, a lot of hotels can be found for cheap last minute - hotels like to fill in unoccupied rooms. There are also plenty of websites to explore budget hotels. Check what’s available at your destination and you could find it’s cheaper than you expected.
Step 4: Start Packing
With your flight and accommodation sorted, you can start filling up your suitcase. Make sure you check how much you’re permitted to carry with the airline you’re flying with. Since you’re on a last minute trip, you may want to pack light and only take the essentials- you can always do some shopping once you’re there!
Step 5: Go!
Now everything is in order, the only thing left to do is go and enjoy yourself! The four previous steps can all be done in less than an hour, so you’ll have more time to get excited for your holiday. You’ve cut out all the stress of long, drawn-out travel plans and can get hyped up for your spontaneous adventure. With the time left before you depart, you can check out things to do at your destination. Websites like TripAdvisor can help you find the best places to eat and things to do at your chosen location. You won’t regret taking a last minute holiday, so enjoy being spontaneous and have a good trip!