Show Notes Independent Travel Destination: Arkansas


In this episode: FAQ is single supplement shopping

The destination is Little Rock, Arkansas

The lesson learned is cutting out stress and the tip is tooth smart travel


FAQ: should you pay a single supplement or negotiate for a lower rate?


single supplement is a charge paid by a solo traveler to compensate a hotel or cruise line for losses incurred because only one person is staying in a room or cruise ship cabin. Most hotel rooms and ship cabins are built under the assumption that at least two people will occupy them


You will be required to pay them from some vendors, but this is negotiable. You should negotiate for the lower rate or move on to a vendor who is willing to work with you. Do not settle for the first price when it comes to a single supplement. Your pocketbook will thank you.


Today’s Independent Destination- Arkansas


Depending on where you live, Arkansas may be one of your last US states to visit, like for me. I don’t know anyone who lives there, and so it was not a natural place to visit. However,  It was worth the effort, so I visited on three different trips during Covid. Arkansas is called, “the natural state”. There are six regions within the state, and I visited all of them during a month.


My second trip was to Hot Springs, a beautiful scenic spot, even with a huge thunderstorm. I got some nasty poison ivy here. Hot Springs National Park is an American national park in central Garland County, Arkansas, adjacent to the city of Hot Springs, the county seat. The hot spring water has been popularly believed for centuries to possess medicinal properties, and was a subject of legend among several Native American tribes, the city of Hot Springs Arkansas has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling, speakeasies and gangsters such as Al Capone, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, the Army and Navy Hospital, and US’s 42nd President Bill Clinton.


What are the Ozarks?

The Ozarks, also known as the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and the extreme southeastern corner of Kansas.


There are a lot of Arkansas Bridges, and trees grow in water near these bridges. That’s a memory to share with others.


Today’s Travel Advice- Tooth Smart Travel


  • Keep supplies like floss and toothbrush handy.
  • Skip the travel cases and air dry the toothbrush
  • Choose ‘Carry on’ for your travel toothbrush and floss.
  • See your dentist BEFORE you leave home. Air trapped in your teeth can expand or contract at extreme altitudes causing pain and more damage. This condition called “tooth squeeze” can occur while scuba diving.
  • Finally, Stay on your routine, even when you are in a new location


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