And most times it is: Pick a destination, choose your dates, enter payment info, and voila, happy travels!
However, there are some big blunders you could be making when it comes to hotel reservations.
These additional deposits can add up: I once paid a $100 deposit in Las Vegas that wasn't refunded to my account for two weeks.
: If you are wise with money management and choose the right type of credit card, you could see plenty of benefits when booking accommodations.
Travelers who book through online travel agencies (OTAs), like Priceline, often receive "run of the house" rooms (what she called "ice-machine rooms," or basically whatever is left).