After booking this holiday last July it's finally here now..... Bit of background before we fly. Have been reading reports on this site for quite some time and have found them informative, very useful and if nothing else, giving me some ideas on where to go and what to do while in Vegas. This will be our third trip over to the promise land. Last time we spent 2 weeks staying in the Aria, this time we are going to do some hotel swapping as we go. We fly out tomorrow(Thursday) from Manchester, England but going to the airport tonight and staying over in a hotel, just to get the holiday started earlier. We are flying with virgin Atlantic. I have managed to collect enough points over the past few years to cover the cost of upgrading to upper class, can't wait . The first few nights we are there as a couple but others are joining us from the Sunday. We have booked into the Linq for the first 8 nights, followed by Tahiti village hotel for 2 nights, M resort for 1 night, signature suite for 3 nights. Then for the last 3 nights we take a trip down to Laughlin and stop at harrahs before flying back on the Sunday. Yes your maths is correct, 17 nights . Have tried to plans things but also leave it to how the mood takes us that night. Have taken advantage of some of the food vouchers from Groupon, travelzoo and living social and will try to fit them in with what we do. I'm not a big roller by any means just here to enjoy your wonderful city and all it has to offer ( well whatever I can get away with been as the misses is with me). Will attempt to do a live trip report but I think it will just make me even more appreciative of the time and effects your guys put into these reports, so if it goes quiet at some point I do apologise now. Thursday plans, we leave the uk 11:45 am. It's roughly a 10 1/4 hour flight and we are expected in at 14:00 Vegas time (around 22:00 uk time). It can make the first day very long. Once we have checked in it will be straight round to In and Out burger for some food. How we feel after that will depend on what we do. More to follow..