Subject: Re: do it yourself arrangements
We also do arrangements ourselves - I get prices for airlines and for car rentals on the internet and then book things w/ 800-telephone numbers. I also don't like to use my credit card on the Net. We always travel Sept/Oct and May as the prices and the pace (to say nothing of how accommodating people are at these times!) makes travel ideal during these months. Also (when travelling to New Zealand) we have found that the end of Feb/beginning of March is best as it's the end of their summer and the weather is the most stable! During all of these months, reservations are never required and one can go or stay dependent on how you like the region. (Feb/March is also wonderful - especially in the south of France!!! Susie Newton, MA