Spontaneous days off of work or playing hooky with your best girlfriends calls for something extra fun. Why not plan a last-minute weekend getaway? As an itinerary-obsessed planner myself, this may seem like an unnecessary source of stress. Take a deep breath, and let out your flexible side for some impulsive fun!
Check for last-minute deals
Hotels and airlines looking to fill empty seats and holes left by cancellations may offer lower rates day-of. Websites like Travelocity have last-minute sections to browse if you’re flexible on location.
Dust off Your Weekender
Every traveler should invest in a high-quality weekender bag. These bags are big enough to carry all your clothes, toiletries, shoes, and still have some room for extras, but is still light enough to toss in the car at a moment’s notice.
Pack Versatile Items
In your weekender you’ll want to pack items that have more than one purpose. One pair of jeans you can make 3 different outfits with, a hair straightener you can also use as a curling iron, and a small makeup palette you can create multiple looks with are travel essentials.
Maximize Your Time
I’m a big fan of the red eye flight. Sleeping while traveling is the ultimate way to multitask! Leaving right after work on Friday and taking a late flight Sunday maximizes the amount of time you’ll have at your destination, so definitely take advantage.
Get recommendations from others and friends if you can’t decide on where to go. Whether you’re a couple looking for some romantic R&R or exploring another country, learn from other’s mistakes and try out their ideas!