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Spontaneity can be fun. But when you decide to take a last-minute vacation, the struggle is real.

1. Work, bills, traffic… I need a mental vacation.

2. Oh, who am I kidding? I need an actual vacation.

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3. There’s a holiday weekend coming up. I was planning to binge-watch Netflix while eating Nutella straight from the jar, but I guess I could take a quick getaway.

4. Maybe I can find a last-minute deal online.

cheap tickets- 32 stages- looking at map-600px5. Let’s see… domestic or international? YOLO: International it is!

6. Immunizations? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

7. My passport’s expired anyway. Domestic it is!

8. Where have I always wanted to go?

9. Wait… these prices are in American dollars?

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10. What’s my budget?

11. Oh, wow. There’s actually an available flight in my price range.
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12. With three layovers each way.

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13. I don’t wanna be flexible about my travel days. I don’t wanna fly into some no-name airport.

14. I need to be realistic about this. Beggars can’t be choosers.

15. Wait, I think I remember something about last-minute flight deals on CheapTickets.

16. Score! Flight booked. Time to find a hotel. Gotta check reviews.

17. Oh, that place is nice. A pillow menu and artisinal honey? Don’t mind if I do.

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18. It’s full. Of course.

19. Why are all the hotel rooms in this town sold out?

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20. There’s a big event in town that weekend? That would’ve been nice to know before I bought plane tickets. Maybe I can stay with someone I know. I think my friend from high school lives there. I’ll look her up on Facebook.

21. Judging from her Facebook wall, she just had a baby. Probably not the best time for company. Plus, I’d have to buy a baby gift, and that would eat into my budget.

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22. Maybe I should ask a travel agent for help. You’ve gotta spend money to save money, right?

23. I just remembered: I think my cousin’s brother-in-law has a place there. I’ll ask my parents for his phone number.

24. He’s up for company! Futon, sweet futon.

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25. So it isn’t much, but at least it’s a free place to stay. Besides, I’ll spend most of the weekend sightseeing, anyway.

26. What is there to do during this time of year?

27. Rainy season? No one said anything about a rainy season.

28. Maybe I should just go back to Plan A.

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29. LAME. I can do this.

30. There’s gotta be stuff to do when it’s raining.

31. That museum exhibit looks cool. And I can catch a flick at the historic movie theater.

32. It beats binge-watching Netflix at home.

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If you’re looking for a break from cold, snowy weather, last-minute travel may be just the mood-booster you need. As a service to you, we’re highlighting some flight deals and hotel deals so you can create the cheap vacation you want.

Last-minute flights for this weekend: If you’re really ready to go, you don’t have to wait. We’ve got flight deals for last-minute travel that could have you vacationing in just days. Sample fares include

  • Denver to Los Angeles – $186
  • Philadelphia to Orlando – $186
  • New York to Fort Lauderdale – $267

These last-minute flight deals are for departure Thursday, Friday or Saturday, returning Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. And if you need more time to pack, that’s okay too. Just check out our last-minute flights for next weekend.

And since you can’t plan last-minute travel without a low-cost place to stay, here are some hotel deals for you to consider:

  • Los Angeles: Yes, there are even hotel deals in Beverly Hills. Glam it up at The Beverly Hilton and get a third night free.
  • Orlando: The 4-star Royal Plaza starts at just $73 a night and offers free transportation to all Disney theme parks and water parks. Get 60% off each night.
  • Fort Lauderdale: The Lafayette Motel is on Ocean Boulevard, just steps from shopping and dining. Get 25% off each night.

Last-minute travel is easy with flight deals and hotel deals like these, so go ahead and go.

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Get out of town — fast — with cheap tickets for last-minute travel. Plan a getaway for next weekend, July 19-20, with airfares like these:

  • Seattle to Las Vegas: $229
  • San Francisco to Chicago: $369
  • Philadelphia to Orlando: $168
  • Denver to Los Angeles: $230
  • New Orleans to New York City: $243

These sample airfares are for round-trip travel and include all taxes and fees. Airfares are for trips leaving Thursday, Friday or Saturday and returning Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Some restrictions apply.

Cheap tickets make last-minute travel easy. Pack your bags!

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By Heather Leisman

Planning a Los Angeles vacation? Make your hotel search easy by picking the Ramada Hollywood, a three-star Los Angeles hotel.

The Ramada Hollywood is offering 25% off stays of three nights or more. For those of you planning last-minute trips, I found sale rates of $87 a night in April! Plus, with the CheapTickets Spring Sale, you can save an extra $75 off flight + hotel vacation packages of four nights or more.

Watch my video to learn more about what makes the Ramada Hollywood a great Los Angeles hotel option.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

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By Heather Leisman

Think you can’t find a cheap Honolulu hotel for your Hawaii vacation? Think again!

Our CheapTickets Deal of the Day is the three-star Park Shore Waikiki right on Waikiki Beach. The prime location of this great Honolulu hotel makes it the perfect base for fun and adventure. And you’ll find great rates whether you’re planning a last-minute trip or a Hawaii vacation for later this year.

Check out my video to see why this Honolulu hotel deserves the title "Deal of the Day."

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

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