Normally I don't mind going on a solo trip as all my trips last year were. However, this year I wanted a few buddies to join me for my birthday. At first a few wanted to go, now it's down to one friend left and he is wavering. His concern is cost, I've got a comped room and have plenty of miles for flights that I'm going to use. If I have to go solo I will, but I'm not cancelling this trip because I need the vacation badly. I just wish I had at least one friend to go with. Now my last friend who is still considering going needs a vacation badly. He hasn't been on one in 5 years and I know that he wants to go somewhere. Any advice?