3 Last Minute Trip Ideas if You Need a Vacation!

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Who is ready to get away? This time of year a lot of us are preoccupied with holiday travel, but I still think it's a great time for a little vacation, alone or with a few friends!

Even though Thanksgiving is right around the corner, there are still plenty of travel deals and steals to be found. I get fare sale alerts in my email daily and now is the perfect time of year to check out so many locales, domestic and around the world. If you, like me, are staying local for the holidays, you can still take advantage of the time off for a last minute getaway. Here are some of the best options I've found, based on weather, cost, and how friendly it is for a solo trip in case you can't find a travel buddy. 


Flights to Europe are super cheap right now, with fares under $400 round-trip from the US! According to Scott’s Cheap Flights, travelers can book trips hot spots across Italy (Venice, Rome, Pisa, Genoa, Naples, Milan, Bologna, and Florence); France (Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Paris, Toulouse); and a few other cities, like Amsterdam, Lugano, and Madrid. Try using Google Flights to simultaneously search multiple European airports and dates to find the best combination.


Flights have dropped dramatically to the Caribbean after a devastating hurricane season. However there are still lots of options that weren’t affected at all, but still have amazing flight deals. TravelPirates found flights to the Cayman Islands for $64 one-way from Fort Lauderdale ( about $300 less than the average last year). Fort Lauderdale to Aruba is under $200, down from $308. There was even a deal for Martinique to JFK for just $188 round trip! Be a little flexible on dates to get the best deals!


I have been trying to make a point to do more domestic travel. There are so many parts of the country I’m dying to explore. I found a great deal to Lake Tahoe for December and Charleston is a stunning destination anytime of year, but extra special in the Fall. If you’ve been meaning to travel more of the USA, now is a great time to snag a last-minute short-haul flight for the weekend! 

If you are planning a trip and want help with a customized itinerary, contact me for how I can help you build the trip of your dreams!