You, my friend, are a procrastinator.
Listen, I understand. I know how the hours, turn into days and then weeks and then suddenly you’re staring down that “last 5 days” stretch knowing that at the end of it is complete holiday upheaval.
I’ve been there too.
The upside is that while those who are way more organized than you and I have likely booked and paid for their dream March Break travel, we can settle in and scoop up those last minute deals.
Who’s laughing now, right? Well, probably them on a beach…but soon you’ll be laughing too.
Here are a few ways to still get a break out of March Break:
1. Drive don’t fly: Even with the high cost of gas a road trip can prove to be a lot less expensive than booking your family of four or more on an airline. Leave Friday after school (or miss a few days…) and take your time driving to your holiday getaway. The money you save can go towards cool activities when you get there. And don’t think you have to go all the way to Florida for it to be a vacation. Many hotels have March Break offerings that will provide plenty for the kids to do while giving you a break on accommodation costs. Head to the next city over and book in for a few nights.
2. Pick a getaway that is the opposite to the spot where everyone else is going: You’re running out of time if you’re hoping to get to one of the most popular of March Break getaways: Orlando. You can spend the next 48 hours trying to make that happen….or you can turn your attention elsewhere. Europe is on its shoulder season now. Las Vegas is offering great deals at off-the strip properties and Bermuda (which is warm without being hot) is a steal. Take off the blinders and scoop out a new family favourite.
3. Call in the rewards from plans you already have: Frequent flier? Loyal to a particular hotel brand? All of those points can save you a whole lot of moolah now that it’s time to get out of town. Take a good hard look at your reward offerings and make sure you know how to maximize those savings. An example: With a CAA membership you can save money on everything from the hotel stay to the car rental
Looking for more or giving up on leaving home entirely? Watch for more posts aimed at helping you get through March Break or get ready for Spring Break over the coming days.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by CAA. As always all opinions are my own