We've just checked in to the Radisson Blu hotel at Manchester Airport (UK) and we're ready to fly back to our favourite city tomorrow at 11:45am. I did a semi-live trip report on here when we went to Vegas last October but unfortunately it was not a lucky trip at all so we are hoping for better luck this time. We're 'winning' already as we got the flights for £395 each which, compared to the past few years, is the best price we have paid for economy. We paid an extra £50 each to select our favourite seats on the back row of the 747 bubble on the right side so that we get a view of the Strip before landing. M, my boyfriend, is Gold on Mlife and we got an offer for 2 free nights at Aria (+$100 resort credit) so we will be staying there for the first couple of nights and then moving over to Vdara for the following 7 nights which is where we stayed last year. We chose Vdara again because we loved the size of the 'Vdara Suite' and liked the convenience of the in-room fridge. We also liked the central location as it was very easy to get to Aria, Monte Carlo, Cosmo, PH and Bellagio. We spend a lot of time gambling and we are hoping to find the confidence to join a Craps table. We have only ever played Bubble Craps previously. I'm also on a bit of a mission as I'd love to get a handpay (wouldn't we all) so I'll be doing more slot-hopping than usual. We'll play Poker, Blackjack and Roulette too. We have tickets for LOVE on Friday and might look into getting tickets for Absinthe too. We have food reservations for Julian Serrano, GR Steak, Bally's Sterling Brunch, Samba at Mirage and Tender Steak at Luxor and plans for lots of buffets! (Self-confessed buffet freaks here!) Hopefully we'll get to go to The Mob Museum this time as well. Apart from that we will just be going with the flow. On a side note... when we went to Vegas last year I was about 35lbs heavier than I am today so I'm feeling very proud! I'll try to do this TR semi-live Hope you enjoy!