After 10+ trips to Vegas, I would consider myself a Vegas veteran. I know the in and outs of most of the casinos, particularly Mlife, and know many of the Vegas "hidden secrets". More importantly, I also know what I want to do in Vegas. About a month out, we will book tickets to the one show we want to see and make reservations at 1 or 2 restaurants that are typically busy so reservations are warranted. This constitutes all of our planning, as we know what awaits us. Plus, our jobs are regimented so that last thing we want to schedule our whole trip. Maybe this approach is anathema to some on this board but it works for us. We will make a spa appointment, if we want one, when we get to Vegas. Most nights we will won't decide where to eat dinner until late in the afternoon. Basically, we use fall back on our residual knowledge of Vegas when needed. Maybe I'm smoking crack but it seems that some people who have taken multiple trips still seem uncomfortable when going to Vegas and would not consider themselves Vegas veterans.