Trip planning can be fun – but sometimes not. Especially when trying to work around room offers (or no offers), decent flight schedules and airfares, and miscellaneous obligations, it can become a royal pain. I'm afraid that's what we're going through now. Namely, tomorrow is the last day for me to use a $400 credit on Delta. In addition, I have a companion voucher for travel that needs to be completed before the end of June. That's all good. The bad is trying to figure out when to go, how long to stay, and how to work around Ms. Gecko's job. Sometimes we meet up in Vegas, which eliminates using companion tickets. It can get very confusing. We're currently looking at using the companion fare around Memorial Day and my credit for our annual Halloween trip. Unfortunately, October room offers won't be known for months and airfares for acceptable flights are looking ugly. We're just glad we used Ms. Gecko's companion fare last month. I think the moral of this story is to use credits and vouchers as soon as feasible. When at least two countdown times show up on my posts, you'll know we figured it out!