1. Buying Plane Tickets: Some may view it as a golden rule: when booking your flights, ALWAYS book in advance! The earlier the better. Though, there are always exceptions, I’ve found that whether your flight is international or domestic, buying early can save you hundreds (and even thousands in some cases). For students, teachers/professors, and travellers under 26, I highly recommend using the booking agency, STA travel for long distance trips. They are a small agency that offers deals for students, youth and educators. I have saved myself over a 1,000 US dollars (about 2,230 Turkish Lira) on my last trip by using this website for my international flights. But never limit your search to only one site. Always spend a significant amount of time finding the best deals. Usually, the first price you find listed on let’s say Skyscanner or Expedia, will NOT be the best deal. You really have to dig deep. My top go-to sights for domestic flights, or flights within Europe include e.dreams and tripadvisor. Both of these search engines include fares offered by budget airline such as RyanAir or Pegasus Airlines. Before I book with these search engines, I always check the airline's website itself to see if they offer a cheaper fare than the search engines. For example, if e.dreams finds that the cheapest airline serving my flights is Turkish Airlines, I then go to Turkish Airline's website and compare rates for my flight.