Before my great adventure, there were a few pre-departure details I had to sort out. How I was getting there, how I was getting around once I got there and how I was going to deal with unfortunate situations. Luckily, I had lots of time to think, look and make a decision.

By analyzing airline prices over the course of 8 months I was able to get the best deal possible on an overseas flight, here’s how I did it.