I used to love my solo trips and have enjoyed dozens of them to Vegas, Atlantic City, Mississippi, and even Aruba. Even when my ex-girlfriend and I used to go to Vegas together (around 70 trips), I was often alone for 2 or 3 days, while she was in San Diego or elsewhere in connection with her job. I used to relish my "free time" over week-long trips and had the best of both worlds. However, during my five trips over the last 14 months, I've been solo at home AND in Vegas, and the combination is finally getting to me. Sure, it's difficult not to have company at the tables and bars, but I'm finding it a poor substitute for the companionship I used to have. That, more than anything, is dampening my enthusiasm for planning a December trip. Nonetheless, "the show must go on," so I'll likely be booking something within the next few weeks. The point of all this is to say that there can be more to going solo to Vegas than just going solo to Vegas!