From the title I thought this sounded like a crazy book but it is brilliant. Having used the dining plan, I totally agree with the comments here. We had a very similar experience and I wish I could have read this first. Worrying about whether the credits would last left us with buying bags of sweet snacks to take home. The best thing about this book is how it is written. Loads of laugh out loud writing, really funny author. My family loved the bits I read out and it was great to remember yummy food from our trip. I read the whole book in one evening but it is definitely a book you can keep going back to. Great value too.