Friends and family often ask me how they can get the best deal on travel... and as you can image, saving money on travel often depends on your agent. Therefore, I ask questions to find out how flexible they are with dates and times and hotels. The most flexible travelers can usually save the most money. Getting the best rates does depend on a lot of factors but everyone should start their search in the same place; a travel booking search engine that you trust to help you find and compare rates. You need to be confident that you have found all the best rates and then you can tweak some of the other factors such as day of the week you fly, day of the week you buy, hotel proximity to your destination, etc. How do you decide which travel booking site to use? Which one is the best? Let me tell you I have used them all and my favorite is BookingBuddy!