If I have to be at Buckingham palace on a particular
day, I pen that in first.
give you an example on how it saved me money without
doing anything fancy.
I was touring Munich and Salzburg. I realised that Deuche
Bahn (german railway) had something called as 'Weekend
card' offer that allowed travelling anywhere in Germay
on a weekend day (including 4 adults). It also included
travel right upto Salzburg in Austria. If we had undertaken
this travel on a weekday, it would have been much more
expensive. So we planned it in such a way that we travelled
from Munich to Salzburg on a Saturday.
also gives me where I'm going to spend the nights and
then I go on to book the hotels (again Internet is the
best place to look for reviews and deals).