Treating Yourself to a Last Minute Getaway
If you haven’t been away yet this summer, chances are that you’ve spent much of your time on social media scrolling through everyone else’s vacation pics and feeling a slight sense of envy. Perhaps you’ve comforted yourself by deciding to head away somewhere with sun, sea, and sand next summer. But why wait? There’s still plenty of opportunity to get away sooner rather than later. Now, undertaking a last minute trip can be relatively daunting, as you have a whole lot more planning on your plate to complete in a shorter period of time than you’d have if you’d booked months in advance. But it is feasible and the extra pressure will only give you that extra sense of relaxation when you finally reach your destination. Here are just a few things that you can do to ensure your last minute getaway is planned as well as possible!
Search for Last Minute Deals
You tend to get better deals when booking a vacation last minute. Airlines want to fill empty seats on their flights, so will sell tickets off cheap last minute. Most hotels would also rather let a room go at a cheaper rate than let it remain unoccupied. So, browse all of the different options out there. Your best option is heading online and using price comparison sites, which will draw up the best deals to suit your needs.
Expedite Passport Services
It will take an average of four to six weeks for your new passport to arrive once your application has been received. This, of course, isn’t an option for those of us who are heading away in less than four weeks. In fact, if you’re going away any time in the next seven weeks, you probably shouldn’t risk standard passport application or renewal processes. After all, there can always be delays and you don’t want to miss your flight because you don’t have the necessary documentation to board it. For last minute getaways, you should Expedite a U.S. Passport. This costs extra, but is worth receiving your passport back in time.
Exchange Currency Before Reaching the Airport
Now, you may be tempted to leave exchanging currency until you arrive at the airport. This saves time, as you will have to spend time waiting in the departure lounge anyway, so you might as well get one of your tasks completed while you can’t do anything else. However, wherever possible you should avoid exchanging currency at the airport. Try to find an alternative place to exchange first, as airports tend to have worse rates and higher fees than any other outlet.
These are just a few steps that you should take before heading away last minute. Sure, time may be limited, but there are ways to arrange your journey relatively smoothly in time. You just have to be a little more organized and aware of what steps you need to take immediately.
August 22, 2018 @ 2:50 pm
love the color of your skirt! it’s so bright and perfect for the nice weather!
August 22, 2018 @ 3:05 pm
Great tips – especially with expediting your passport. i opted for this last year because i got married and needed a visa to live in another country.
August 22, 2018 @ 4:33 pm
Your hair looks absolutely stunning! And what a pretty pink skirt too 🙂
August 22, 2018 @ 5:35 pm
Great tips babe! I love traveling so much, and we love booking last minute to save money if possible too ????????
August 22, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
Thank you so much for sharing these great tips! I definitely needed it to find deals to save money when traveling!
August 22, 2018 @ 6:51 pm
These are really helpful tips! I applied for my passport WAY in advance of my last trip, and it miraculously showed up in maybe a week or two? It was so fast!
August 22, 2018 @ 10:24 pm
YOUR LASHES ARE GOals!! i LOVE YOUR OUTFIT
August 22, 2018 @ 10:46 pm
you have such great style, I totally love that skirt. I don’t think i could pull it off as good as you though.
August 22, 2018 @ 10:49 pm
This is such a fun outfit babe! I am loving the colors, so gorgeous!
cute & little
August 23, 2018 @ 9:24 am
These are all such great tips for a quick getaway! I want squeeze more travel in before summer is over!
August 23, 2018 @ 6:04 pm
Currency exchange is always such a hassle for me!
August 23, 2018 @ 6:49 pm
I wish I had the money to travel! I’ve never been past the east coast – and my honeymoon is even going to be in-state haha! I hope one day I get to start visiting more places.
August 23, 2018 @ 7:22 pm
I planned an incredible last minute getaway for labor day. fun fact, if you purchase your tix at the airport counter you can save a ton of money!
August 23, 2018 @ 7:23 pm
It’s funny because I’m a planner by nature (I’m a virgo, lol) but I seem to always plan trips last minute! So many of my vacations are done weeks before. I love this so much!
August 23, 2018 @ 7:41 pm
Passports can take forever to complete! Thanks for these tips.
August 24, 2018 @ 10:40 am
THIS OUTFIT IS SOO CUTE! You look perfect for a summer getaway!
August 25, 2018 @ 11:22 am
The exchange rate tip is sooo crucial! Also calling your bank beforehand to tell them you’re traveling is something I’ve forgotten to do before.
August 25, 2018 @ 5:42 pm
I love this pink skirt on you! Stunning!
August 26, 2018 @ 6:58 pm
Love these tips. Your point about exchanging money ahead of time and not at the airport is so good. That’s what i do whenever I travel internationally.