I can’t believe that it’s over 15 years since we’ve visited the States, we had an amazing family holiday there when the kids were little. We started in Orlando visiting the theme parks, before taking off on a tour of Florida, staying in Miami, Key West and St Pete’s along the way. When an amazing offer came out from Funway for a 7 night package to stay in Las Vegas was released in July, we shared it with our clients, and then immediately booked our own holiday!

We’re flying British Airways, on a Boeing 747-400 from London Heathrow in World Traveller economy class. We’ve pre booked seats and selected to sit at the back of the aircraft on a row with just 2 seats (window & middle) together. Our hotel is the Hard Rock, which is situated just off the strip.

We thought 7 nights of full on Vegas might be too much, plus we love to explore, so we’re off for a night in Hollywood, as well as a self drive tour to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon to break the trip up.

I’ve been busy researching things we want to do, and places we want to eat or drink at, there’s such a choice. Mike’s booked a Mustang convertible for us to cruise around in, although November is a cool month to visit with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 17°C, so we’ll see how often the roof’s down.

I can’t convey how excited we both are about this trip, I really hope Las Vegas lives up to our expectations.