My wife and I have always loved traveling. It's part of what drew us together, and it really is a connecting factor/shared interest that helps to keep our relationship and marriage exciting! So, of course, that leads us to want to find the best ways to enjoy what we love doing most, which is--you guessed it!--traveling! Recently, we've been seeking a lot of advice from friends and fellow "travel-heads" that really seem to have an "inside scoop" on how to get the best deals in all aspects of traveling. More specifically, we've been considering whether it's cheaper for us to do our travel searches ourselves, including finding the ideal destination, booking rooms, and securing the cheapest airfares. My question to you in this regard is: do you think it's cheaper for us to do all of this using an online search engine, such as Expedia.com or trivago.com? Or would it work out to be basically the same difference if we just did it ourselves (ie. "manually"). Let me know! Would prove to be very helpful!