With the ups and downs of COVID outbreaks and lockdowns, planning a holiday that actually happens is starting to feel like an unattainable fantasy for most. Just when you start getting excited for your great getaway, whether it is a family break or a romantic holiday, something happens that throws a spanner in the works and puts an end to your holiday day dreams.

In the last year we’ve been reminded time and again that this is the season to adapt to a new way of living and yet this new approach to life is leaving even the strongest person sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting for the next big event that will push their plans around.

No one can deny that we are living in stressful times, and no one can deny that what we really need is a bit of a break from it all, so if you are up for the challenge and if you’d like nothing more than to go away for a holiday, this is how to plan a last minute break like a pro.

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  1. Manage your time

Time management is the crucial first step in your last minute planning. You will need to know just how much time you have to enjoy your getaway break as it will help you determine where you can go with the time that you have. You don’t want to waste too much of your time getting to where you are going, only to have your holiday cut short.

  1. Work with your budget

Budget is a huge expense, especially as prices go up in response to the current events. You need to decide how much you are willing and able to spend on your trip. Your budget is also going to decide where you will be going for your holiday, how you will be travelling and what activities you will be doing while on your break. Planning a last minute trip does not necessarily mean having to pay out a huge amount of money but you should not overspend.

  1. Look for those deals

Plenty of places are offering all sorts of deals, all throughout the year and if you are savvy about it, you will keep a close eye out for those opportunities to travel on a budget. Just because you are travelling at the last minute doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take advantage of the deals.

  1. Choose your destination

If you choose to travel to a destination closer to your home, you will be saving loads of money and you also won’t be taking extra time to get to your destination. Make sure that your destination is no more than 3 hours away.

  1. Choose the type of holiday

Whether it is a staycation in your own city, where you treat yourself to the spa experience, or a weekend away in the Kruger National Park, it helps to settle on the type of holiday that you really want to experience.

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