By Allison Davis
Looking for last-minute getaways that won’t break the bank? You can give in to the impulse, as these six sites make it easy for the wallet-conscious to travel like a spontaneous globe-trotter.
What it is: Spire gets you at least 30% off on top-rated hotels throughout the US. Spire is probably the most customer friendly—allowing cancellation with full refund after 72 hours of booking—plus an integrated flight-search feature to help you complete travel plans. Sales are usually available for up to 14 days.
Sample Deal of the Day: Amara Resort and Spa in Sedeona for $108 per night, plus a special Spire Perk: $20 resort credit and complimentary WiFi.
What it is: A TripAdvisor owned site, SniqueAway offers up to 50% off at the top-rated hotels and indulgent tours. Sales are typically available for purchase for one week with a new escape introduced each day.
Sample Deal of the Day: A room at the 4-star Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida, for $119 per night (regularly $169).
What it is: New deals on hotels pop up every Tuesday at TripAlertz and last for about two weeks. And, the site has a social networking aspect to it: as more people book a deal, the price goes down, so everyone gets a break in the end.
Sample Deal of the Day: Three nights in an island view room at the Hotel Beach Plaza in St. Martin for $579 per night (regularly $880). Free WiFi is included, but airfare is not.
What it is: Deeply discounted, multi-day yoga retreat and eco-resort stays in exotic locales all over the world are what you’ll find at MindBodyGreenTravel. Sales are up for long periods of time but dates are inflexible. All travel packages must be paid in full at time of booking, and are non-refundable.
Sample Deal of the Day: "Blissfull Bali" yoga retreat—a 6 day trip at a Balinese villa for $1,895 (regularly $2,295). Aairfare not included.
What it is: Adventure junkies can save up to 65% at Groupenture for activity-driven vacations on six continents—and prep ahead with free video briefings—with new itineraries introduced weekly. Also, as more travelers join up, the price goes down. Plus, booking only requires a deposit, not full fare.
Sample Deal: An 8-day Egypt Discovery trip—3 nights in a hotel in Cairo, 3 nights on a Nile Cruise, guided tours, transportation within Egypt, and meals for, for $1,147.
What it is: High-end travel excursions up to 75% off for members can be had at Voyage PrivÃ©, with each vetted by their team of travel agents. New trips are introduced daily and sales last an average of 6 days.
Sample Deal: 7-Night Paul Gauguin experience tour of Tahiti: Roundtrip airfare, 7 nights on a cruise, free meals and beverages, and a free stay on the private island of Motu Mahana, for $4,019 per person (regularly $9,295).