Use Last-Minute Deals
If all this talk of "Book early! Book now!" has frightened you, don't worry. You can still snag last-minute vacation deals, even during the long, sunny stretch of June, July, and August. Airlines will still offer eleventh-hour sales, and hotels (even big resorts in super-popular spots) won't sell every room every night, which means you'll still find surprising savings all summer long. Take advantage of tools like BookingBuddy's last-minute hotel and vacation deals, or download smartphone apps like Priceline (which has exclusive Tonight-Only Deals), Hotel Tonight, and Jetsetter. You'll need to be flexible with dates and destinations of choice, but your free-spirited self (and wallet) will thank you.
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