While it has been gaining popularity lately, solo traveling is not a new concept. There are a lot of people that have enjoyed solo travel throughout the world even before the year 2020 and all of its surprises. Solo travel is a great way to get out of your personal bubble, experience the world, and “find yourself”. Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri knows how powerful solo travel can be, and we have the tips to help make it happen for you. Keep reading to learn more about what it takes to travel solo and how the best bed and breakfasts in Missouri can help.
Leave an Itinerary
While you don’t have to have your trip planned out by the minute, it’s important to leave a general itinerary with someone you trust before heading out on your adventure. Include your departures and arrivals, flight numbers, the name of where you are staying, and copies of your identification in case of an emergency. The last thing you want on a solo trip is to find yourself lost with no one knowing where you planned to be.
When you’re traveling with a group of people, it can be easier to pack a lot of items because you may share a luggage cart, help one another load items in and out of cars, etc. However, when you are traveling alone, it is important to make sure you can handle everything you packed on your own. Don’t get bogged down with extra bags that could make your trip inconvenient.
Know the Area
Wherever you are traveling, it’s a good idea to look at a map ahead of time so that you know the local area well enough to feel confident. Will you be near a store if you’ve forgotten to pack something? Is there a police department nearby? How far is the nearest hospital in case of an emergency? These are the kinds of questions that might be good to know the answers to before you head to an unfamiliar area.
Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
Unlike hotels, bed and breakfasts are personal and feel more like home. It’s the perfect place to end your days of adventure, visiting local friends, and having a great time on vacation. Also, the owners and innkeepers live in the area and can help direct you to fun things to do, the best places to eat, and what you should know about the community where you are staying.
Missouri is a great place to travel solo in 2020! Explore hiking trails, learn about historic sites, visit museums and art galleries… There is so much to do in Missouri, and a lot of wonderful places to stay. BBIM members are all professionally inspected and carefully chosen, so you can rest easy knowing that each of our locations is a safe and beautiful place to stay. Check out our website to find your perfect inn today!