5. Last-Minute Travel Tip #5: Book A Tour
When looking for a last-minute vacation, you aren't necessarily going to have the time to research and book each individual component of a trip. Tours are great for for this — they've already done the legwork for you, and everything is all planned out.

Tours are also great when you don't know an area. You can travel around to different places and learn about the area from experts. Tour companies such as RoadScholar.com focus on excursions for people over 50 and emphasize lifelong learning. Like most travel sites, they have specials and even some last-minute bargains you might be able to take advantage of.