Last-Second Travel Tips

Getting that itch to travel this summer, but you didn't plan in advance? Well, there are still great ways to find last-second deals. While a quick Google search will reveal an overwhelming amount of sites purporting to find you a great deal quick, two of the best places to start a last-second travel deal search are the SPG Hot Escapes page for hotels and the top deals section of Airfare Watchdog for cheap flights.

You can also try your luck searching Google Flights or Momondo. It takes a little practice to become a proficient searcher. Scott's Cheap Flights has a tutorial for the newbies.

Of course, airlines open up last minute award availability as well. So, if you have the right miles or points in your account, you might be able to find an excellent last-second deal!