Subject: Re: do it yourself arrangements
How much time in advance do you book tickets and how do you find the lowest rates? Do you make sure hotels are available before you book plane reservations etc.


I'm in the same situation as you are, not having planned a trip outside the states before. However, we are planning a trip to Paris for next spring, so we are really trying to figure out what's best. What we plan to do is make our plane reservations first and then book the hotel, as we're locked into those dates. I figure that eventually we'll find some hotel, even if it's not the one I had in mind. Maybe that's not the best way, though....