The time is here! You've saved up, planned your trip and bought the gear - now it's time to book everything. Here's some helpful advice
when it comes to booking a trip.
1) Do It Yourself
It's always cheaper (and more satisfying) to do things yourself. With all the information you need being available online, there's no reason to involve a middle man like a travel agent or tour group. Also, by booking yourself, you have the freedom to plan your trip the way you want and not have to follow someone else's itinerary.
2) Booking Your Flight
There are a handful of flight search engines like Kayak and Skyscanner that scour the web for all flight options and the best deals available. Once you've found the flight you want, head to their official website to book it yourself online.
3) Booking Your Hostel
There are also a handful of hostel booking sites like HostelWorld and Booking. These sites have all the hostels listed with all their information including photo galleries and customer ratings. Look for hostels that are rated over 9.0.
4) Get Travel Insurance
It's hard to fork out money for something that seems unnecessary. However, getting travel insurance is a small price to pay for piece of mind. If something bad does happen like a robbery or illness, your trip won't be financially devastated.