I've been traveling around the world for 2 years, and here's why I almost always wait until the last minute to book a trip
- I've been working and traveling abroad for more than two years, and I'm a firm believer in waiting until the last minute to book flights and hotels.
- Waiting until the last minute can save you money on airfare and lodging.
- Last-minute travel plans can also lead to unexpected adventures and a sense of independence.
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For about two and a half years now, I've been living out of a suitcase, working, and traveling abroad at beaches in Sydney, a monastery with nuns in Venice, and many other destinations.
But the thing is, 99% of my travel plans are made at the last minute.
Sometimes, I blame it on my free-spirited astrological sign (Sagittarius). Other times, I attribute it to my grandma who raised me, as we'd take many spontaneous trips when I was growing up, whether to a chocolate festival in the suburbs of Chicago or a cross-country Amtrak trip to Los Angeles.
Years later, I'm still convinced that waiting until the last minute to book travel is the best way to go, especially when you're a solo traveler (although the benefits apply to all travelers).
Here are my top eight reasons why I still prefer last-minute travel.