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Planning a trip one year in advance?  


Dear_Bae
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I have never done this but I am considering it just to save time and money. I am thinking of planning a trip to Vietnam for next October. I am just not sure if it is wise to book and plan everything for an entire year ahead. Has anyone done that here before? I would love some tips. 

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NomNomNom
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I personally would never plan ahead that far. The most I have done was 6 months. Things happen too often and plans get changed. Who knows if there will be issues with storms this time next year and you can be out all that money.

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MrZero
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What exactly would you be planning? Flights and hotel stay? I think in most cases, those are fine to do in advance but you have to make sure that you have a window for cancelation. 

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AskAboutME
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For booking flights, I think this is fine to do. I have done it. But I always wait till close to my time to go to book a hotel. You can get a refund on plane tickets a lot easier than hotel refunds. 

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douknowhat
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Yes, booking the flights isn't an issue. If you could find a hotel that offers cancelation a month or two ahead of time, that works out too. Just be sure to only book what you have to. 

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HaiTay
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The furthest out I have booked something has been 4 months. I personally wouldn't go past 6 months myself. You run the risk of things going wrong after that point and I just don't like the idea of planning something that far ahead. 

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DangGang
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If you are going to plan ahead, just check to make sure you have a cancelation window. Some will allow you to cancel at any time up until 3 months prior to the stay, flight, etc. 

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