Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Planning the Perfect Las Vegas Vacation Trip - Part 3 - Wheels, Whoops and Wins

Once you have your flights booked, you can complete the other arrangements at home, like finding a replacement kennel for Chippy because you didn't call ahead to confirm availability.

But that would never happen to you. You're savvy. That's the kind of thing that happens to me. Apparently.

There's a lesson there for you - make a list of all the 'must haves' and confirm as many of them as you can before you pull the trigger on flights.

Next, fill out your calendar with the needed hotel bookings. Don't forget to register for any events or tournaments associated with your hotel offer.
Don't forget to book yourself into any tournaments you have offers for!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Planning the Perfect Las Vegas Vacation Trip - Part 2 - Flights

So you've figured out your best windows to travel to Las Vegas and now its time to find the best deal on flights.

There are a million places online to find deals that might match your window. These include emails sent by your airline (you've joined all the frequent flyer clubs right?), airline websites, travel package websites, FaceBook, Twitter and other social media, and of course, the big travel search websites like Expedia, Travelocity (purchased by Expedia in January 2015), Priceline, Orbitz and so on.

Maybe you have a favorite that works for you but I like sites that allow me to play a lot of 'what if' games with trip timing and duration - that often finds me the best deal.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Planning the Perfect Las Vegas Vacation Trip - Part 1

I'm Royal Flusher, and I've been to Las Vegas 55 times as of this writing. I'm the perfect degenerate savvy play-ah to help you plan your next Vegas trip, both in theory, and in reality.

Fifty-five times. It kind of shocks me that I've reached this milestone, but I've been at it for 20 years. So that is only, on average, one trip every four and a half months, roughly, or three per year.

Whew. I thought I was a total degenerate for a minute there. (Which is not an unreasonable conclusion, actually.)

When you take a vacation to a place like Las Vegas, it doesn't just happen. It takes a plan. It's almost like a mini project management exercise, my pal Jimmy Poon tells me, in which you must juggle a number of inter-related time-sensitive activities.

I wouldn't know, I just make grommets and gamble my face off in Las Vegas. However, I have a new trip in the works, so I'm going to share both the theory of perfect trip planning the Royal Flusher way, and the sad reality of trip planning the Royal Flusher way.