Site59.com becomes lastminute.com

Site59.com, which offers last-minute air-and-hotel weekend packages to mostly domestic (but also some international) destinations, is changing its name to lastminute.com. It makes sense, since the name Site59 always made it sound just a little bit like a meeting place for numbers-challenged UFO enthusiasts.

Site59.com, which offers last-minute air-and-hotel weekend packages to mostly domestic (but also some international) destinations, is changing its name to lastminute.com. It makes sense, since the name Site59 always made it sound just a little bit like a meeting place for numbers-challenged UFO enthusiasts. I just checked and both sites are now up, but I don’t know when the official switch will happen. Presumably soon, though I’m sure the Site59 name will continue to route people to the new site when the old name is retired.

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: The Trtl Pillow. It's easy to pack and comfortable, and makes it so I can actually sleep on flights.

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Seeing the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of somewhere warm, like a glass igloo or hot spring.

Travel Motto: Curiosity is an amazing compass.

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