Hey! Here are some simple things I do before making a travel purchase (: 1. Make sure you use the right credit card! For example, I know UOB Prvi Miles gives 10mpd for Agoda and 7mpd for Expedia, you might wanna use those booking sites to maximise your credit card rewards. 2. Look out for deals in places like Shopback which can stack with existing promo codes AND credit card rewards. I always make sure to use Shopback cause they have AWESOME hotel cashback, try to book during upsize cashback periods! There was once I booked a hotel for $400 for 5 nights, and there was 18% cashback so I got back $72 Also, are you doing a solo trip or a group trip or a couple trip? Anyway, if you wanna go budget and have a great time experiencing different things, I strongly suggest doing a few cities in Vietnam! I went to HCM, Da Lat and Mui Ne previously. This is for a 7 days trip (I spent $600 incl accoms, flight and expenditure, not a budget trip!) HCM needs no introduction, there's bars and cafes and museums etc to go to. Da Lat is a quaint little town with loads of hipster cafes and it's 18deg ALL YEAR ROUND. You can book an easy rider day tour, where you'd ride behind the guide on his motorcycle around the vietnam countryside (it's super chilly and shiok) and have coffee in the middle of the mountain. Mui Ne is a beach side town, and there's sand dunes there! So we woke up at 4am in the morning, took the 4wheeler up the sand dune, it's literally a desert and watched the sunrise. AMAZING. and then in the evening we went to the beach and watched the sunset. Hope you find a good place to go and happy travelling!