I hate booking flights and hotels at the last minute so this year I've been trying to be a bit better organised.
The downside, however, is that if your plans change you can end up getting caught out.
It's happened to me a couple of times over the last few months 🙁
If you book well in advance of a trip you can get cheaper flights, but if you're getting a cheap ticket you're also going to end up unable to make any changes to it.
I'm not really sure how far in advance of a trip you should book, but booking months in advance as I've been doing seems to be backfiring on me more and more!
Hotels, however, are a quite different beast.
If you're planning to attend a busy tech conference then booking well in advance is the only way to guarantee that you'll get a room within striking distance of the venue..
Moral of the story?
No idea really, but I guess "you live and learn" might work!