Basically everything I’ve read about RTW trips say not to book everything through travel agents and to book it yourself, as you go. I’m one of those people that because I’m travelling myself I would want to have everything booked, whether it be flights, hostels or anything else. But then I know that wouldn’t leave my trip very open to do what I want..
Basically guys I’m asking for your advice? I’m wanting to travel Asia mostly but probably some other places too if I can afford it. What am I best to do? Book as I go or book in bulk before I go? Also any advice of the best places to go or stay or whatever would be greatly appreciated!
We used STA Travel to buy the main flights. They offer quite good value packages. But aside from that do everything yourself.
It’s nice to book hostels before you arrive…we used hostelbookers and hostelworld, though we often just turned up and always found somewhere to stay.
It really is very easy.
hello, i just came across this post when browsing 🙂 i recommend doing something lke this: before you go, make a vague itinarery of the places you want to go (remember to look up transport links between each destination too). Take with you some names and numbers of hostels in each destination, and bus numbers/train times for each journey. Always keep the next 5 days booked:so before you arrive, make sure your first 5 days have hostels (or anything ese) fully booked. A few days in, after talking to people, taking advice, possibly changing what your originally planned, etc – book the next 5 days or so. This way, you have some flexibility, but you also hopefully won’t end up stranded and lost because you have details with you and a route to follow if you dont decide to change it 🙂 have fun!