I’ve been debating about whether or not I should attend the upcoming BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas. It’s a two-day event that will be held in November, and it sounds like there will be lots of useful seminars and panel discussions featuring some of the top bloggers in the country. There’s no doubt in my mind that the conference would be a prime opportunity to network and pick up some great blogging tips, so I definitely think it would be worthwhile to go.
But the problem I’m having is trying to come up with the necessary funds to swing a trip to Vegas. Driving there is out of the question as there’s no way I can take that much time away from my family and other responsibilities, so I’ll definitely have to fly. The lowest airfare I was able to find was for just around $200. Once taxes and other surcharges are added to that, I’m sure I’ll be in the $250 range.
Then there’s accommodation to think about. I found some pretty good deals at the Tropicana Las Vegas, and can definitely afford their quoted prices for the one or two nights that I’ll have to stay. But when this is added together with the airfare and incidentals like cabs, meals, and of course a bit of gambling, then the trip is simply out of my budget.
I haven’t given up all hope though. I’ll keep an eye on airfare from now until November to see if I can find anything better. I would love to go to this event, but I don’t want to break the bank in order to do so!