Reflections and advice based on personal experience.

Book Ahead or Wing It?

You have choices. Do you book everything beforehand or try your luck when you get there?  I do both. In general, if you are at all anxious about traveling alone, go ahead and pre-book. My go-to sources are and , all sources online.

If you plan to wait until you get to your location, you might want to ask on a travel forum like  whether there is a lot of availability in city X when you plan to visit. As a woman traveling alone, I prefer B & B’s. They are small and the owner not only lives there, but invariably takes a personal interest in your welfare. I’ve had owners do all sorts of things such as have a grandparent pick me up for free at the airport, store leftover food from a cooking class in their refrigerator and then reheat it and serve it to me, take me to a bus station, buy the ticket for me and then wait until I got on the bus, lend me their personal alarm clock set to the time I needed to get up. I could give more examples but you get the idea. I also mention to the owner that I found their place on Trip Advisor. I don’t know for sure if this helps, but owners are very dependent on these reviews. I also mention that I write reviews when I get home, and I always do.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose it's possible that the Sundance Kid didn't like to make much of his birthdays — they may have struck him as just another reminder that his draw was getting slower by the year—but what if he truly liked a major celebration? What if he looked forward every year to marking the day of his birth with what they used to call in the West 'a real wingding, with pink balloons and a few survivors'?

    Cheap Flights to Lahore