9 Last-Minute Travel Hacks Every Spontaneous Person Will Want To Know
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Are you the type to have itchy feet and a half-packed suitcase perpetually at the bottom of your bed? Last-minute travel that doesn't take too much forward planning is easier than ever, and one of the best advantages of the technological revolution is that apps to help you get good deals are everywhere. Gone are the days where you could walk into an airport, go up to a booking desk and ask for a ticket to anywhere, but it's now entirely possible to book flights, trains, and hotels for tomorrow from your couch today.
If you do want to throw yourself into spontaneous travel, you need to make sure a few things are up to date in advance (sorry). Get your passport in order if you're traveling overseas, make sure you've got all the visas you need, and be prepared with vaccinations. If you're traveling domestically (often a good plan for spontaneous, low-cost trips) investigate low-season times; you don't necessarily want to pop up somewhere just as its renowned once-a-year parade or event is happening, hotels are crammed and prices are sky-high. A bit of research goes a long way, so don't just throw yourself at the first deal that comes your way. And don't scoff at the the idea of a travel agent; they're often enthusiastic about last-minute travelers, because hotels and airlines can be very keen to get rid of rooms and seats that would otherwise go empty.