It gets very confusing when it comes to booking accommodation. My personal choice is to stay in the middle of the city or town I am visiting so I can enjoy everything the city has to offer. As a solo traveler, I find if you are staying away from where all the action is at night you never get out to enjoy it.
These are my Four Top choices when it comes to Booking accommodation
Booking a flight is not as simple as getting the cheapest flight available: flight time, stopovers, safety, food, baggage allowance, size of the aircraft for the long-haul plane are things I look for when I am booking my flights.