Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hot Ways to Find Cheap Last Minute Vacations

Is finding cheap last minute vacations myth or truth? I say truth! Finding a good last minute vacation is like finding any other vacation package, it just takes a little time, diligence, and effort. But you have Kirt, here, on your side.

There are mainly four extremely important parts of the last minute travel that you need to make sure you keep in mind.

  1. Research.
  2. Research.
  3. Research.
  4. Research.

The reason I repeat this is because to find the right getaway package for you, you've got to really want it. You see, if I just looked at the first thing I saw when looking for a good vacation, half of my vacations would be upsetting, financially, and relaxation-wise (because of the financial aspect of it).

The reason I always stress the financial part of your holiday is because of the major burden that most people feel when they go on trips and such is financial. They worry so much about money that they can't enjoy a beach, honeymoon, cruise, or what-have-you.

So make sure if you're looking for last minute vacations, look for CHEAP last minute vacations. You can do it by keeping in mind these other four things (the real four things that I wanted to share with you in the first place:

1. As I've said before, saving money is a priority. However, it is not all that matters. Keep an open mind and use suggestions on hotels, car rentals, airfare, destination travel, food, maximize discounts, comparison-shop, special offers, insider-tips (like found here at and more to put more hard cash in your travel pocket (the best part).

2. Avoid unnecessary cost and costly mistakes, deal with impulse buying, un-reputable travel service providers, traveling without insurance, always read the fine print, buyer beware and other insights that will help you hold onto your travel dollar or spend it appropriately on what you want, is wise and advisable.

3. Confirming details and verifying all costs, special restrictions, change fees, cancellation, medical and travel insurance etc. are all important Read the fine-print so to speak. Ask as many clarifying questions you need to have full confidence and queries or concerns addressed and dealt with to your satisfaction.

4. Be a wise, empowered and informed consumer, making wise choices and decisions on all last-minute travel endeavors. Make all the tips I share with you your travel companion and checklist to evaluate good, cheap last minute vacations and getaway deals. These tips and "words of wisdom" (if you want to call them that) and advice is meant to assist and enable many last-minute travelers, "brave 11th hour explorers" and bag-toting travelers everywhere, to becoming travel-bargain smart.

Make the most of what the market has to offer. (Even when traveling on a limited or shoestring budget and for short-term travel!) Cheap last minute vacations are everywhere. All you have to do is look for them. But have fun!


Joan Price said...

Interesting article. I would definitely recommend checking out all of the fun places to go in Ohio for vacation. My family and I just returned from our trip out there and we all had a blast. There was stuff to do for the whole family!