One of the best things about being unemployed (or under-employed), single and childless is the ability to get up and go when the mood strikes you. This is something I’ve very recently discovered when a sudden yearning to visit San Diego resulted in an immediate trip south (http://katedating.blogspot.com/2011/10/and-i-got-here-how.html). It’s a heady feeling to just hit the road.
That feeling can be very seductive and lead to friend challenges like: “Give me one good reason why we can’t leave for Rome right now?” It turns out that the good reason was that we had missed the last flight of the evening. The other good reason was probably financial, though you’d be surprised how often you can get deals when it’s the absolute last minute.
With that in mind, I give you my very first “broke girls travel” tip: check out Hotel Tonight! You can download the app directly, or visit here for a download link: http://www.hoteltonight.com/ These are some serious deals on last minute, available rooms. The website explains:
HotelTonight was founded in December 2010 to provide easy mobile booking of same-day distressed hotel inventory. For consumers, we offer incredible convenience and amazing value at quality hotels.
So if you are a fan of hitting the road without crippling your knock-off Kate Spade, give this a look. They are adding new cities every day, so if you don’t see something in a feasible location right now, it doesn’t mean that you’ll remain forever banished.
Now that I have you thinking– if you had the freedom to just depart and be gone for three or four days, where would you go?