I heard on the radio the other morning that hotels in New York are offering terrific deals on rooms. One such deal was a rate reduction to $100 from $500. In that case, I won't complain about the fact that two people pay the same rate as one. Sorry I don't have more specifics about the hotels, but if the idea of treating yourself to a trip to New York is appealing, call around. And negotiate!
Or how about a last minute deal on a trip to South Africa or Vietnam or the Amazon? G.A.P. Adventures has a page of last-minute deals. I need to look at these last minute sites more often.
Because G.A.P.'s trips are inexpensive, I'm guessing their customers skew young. These are not your luxury trips. But that's fine by me. Just get me on the river or the hiking trail.
I particularly like this line in the description of a 15-day trip to Costa Rica: "Hitting some of Costa Rica's best natural highlights, this 15-day tour provides ample opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and swimming."
Wish I could go! But there are only so many vacation weeks in a year...