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3 Must Read Tips for Affordable Last Minute Vacations


Last minute vacations can offer some spectacular last minute deals for budget travelers and with these tips you can find last minute travel bargains, vacation ideas and tips on how to save money during your trip.

1. Run, Don’t Walk, To the Nearest Travel Agent

Travel agents can find awesome deals on last minute vacations – the ones that can save you over 70% on the original prices for airline tickets and vacation packages. Even better, these deals can take you on a last minute adventure to a lovely beach, a romantic getaway, or even a European holiday – for a price you can afford; an agent may also locate an excellent deal on an all inclusive tour package or a last minute cruise deal. Whether you have a specific travel idea in mind, or you are open to suggestions, just give the agent your travel budget and they will be sure to find a great deal for you.

2. Affordable Last Minute Travel Possibilities

If your ideas for last minute vacations include hitting the open road, grab a map and see what type of wonders are closest to you. Search for affordable camping sites in national forests, beautiful spots to check out which might include spectacular waterfalls, rock formations or hot springs and consider fun – and free – activities you might enjoy like hiking, swimming, canoeing, or fishing.

You might also want to consider volunteering if a last minute vacation opportunity is available. Many charities and non-profit organizations offer free lodging and meals in exchange for volunteering services – although you will probably need to pay for your transportation costs to and from the location (some national parks also offer free RV parking or free camping in exchange for help with litter control on park paths).

3. Tips to Save on Your Trip

Deals for last minute vacations can save you a bundle – but if your vacation budget is really tight you’ll need to reduce your expenses during your vacation. Try to avoid some of the common budget busters for travelers – stay away from restaurants as much as possible (shop at local grocery stores instead), try to hunt for souvenirs in stores that are located far away from tourist traps and resist the temptations of room service and the mini bar.

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