Finding the right agency can be difficult, and oftentimes people will try to scam you out of paying more money than necessary. However, there are plenty of good travel agencies out there that go under the radar. You simply need to go online and compare prices and quality. Look at reviews and client referrals to see how other people have experienced the same travel agency you want to. Ideally you should start looking for a travel agency a couple of months before you want to travel. Make sure to ask the appropriate questions so you can find out whether that particular travel agency has your best interests in mind. To do this you will also need to conduct prior research on the kind of vacation packages and airline tickets available.