Hi Evie, you will need to look at your options and weigh them against your finances. However, I'm sure you have calculated a per day budget so you kind of know approximately how long in weeks or months you may be able to travel for. So, the best thing to do is to book a return date on an airline which give a free or cheap change in return date. I also suggest you look at http://www.airasia.com/. They have some great deals. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask .. cheers. Ps. for the US, can you suggest to me the best websites to look for internal flights ?
I am assuming that i would have to fly back to the US from the same country and city that i entered in. is this correct?
No, this isn't correct. You can have RTW ticket.
I have done it. Recently I did a solo 48 days trip to Malaysia & Thailand with only to & fro ticket booked in advance. Rest of the trip was flexible and mostly was decided on the spot. The air ticket were booked thru Air-asia since it was cheapest but with fixed dates.
Ps. for the US, can you suggest to me the best websites to look for internal flights ?[/quote]
Thanx for all your advice!~
For traveling internally in the US the cheapest suggestion i can give you is www.spiritair.com or www.jetblue.com
I have also heard and read that the best day to buy domestic flights is Wednesday. The big search engine sites like priceline.com and expedia.com are great to look at. Once you see what they quote you for the ticket go to the direct airlines and see if what they offer is cheaper.
As Nisha J pointed out, you definitely don't have to fly back from the same country or city. As long as it's an airline that is partnered with the one that you are flying into the country with, they often offer the same price if you return from a different city (for example flying into Sydney and out of Melbourne or Perth is quite common). I'd actually really recommend this as well, as it means you really have to travel. Additionally, once on the road, it can be a drag to backtrack. It will be easiest if the cities you fly into and out of are decent sized hubs, for example Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok are all super common for stopovers, and definitely reachable if starting out in India.