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Planning Your Solo Weekend Escape in Arkansas


Spring break is on the horizon. My son will be off from school, and my husband and I will get a little break from our teaching jobs. I love teaching, but being a mom is the most amazing job I have. Unfortunately, motherhood doesn’t provide vacation time, and sometimes, you need a break.

A solo weekend away is just what the doctor ordered. Just me, myself and a little slice of peace and tranquility. I probably can’t escape to a tropical paradise or anywhere far away, but living in central Arkansas means there is natural beauty and hidden gems right around the corner. A solo weekend of rejuvenation is just a short drive away.

Where to Find Your Bliss

Rest Your Weary Head

  • Cozy Cabins: Immerse yourself in nature with a cabin stay. You can enjoy solitude and scenery while still maintaining some of the comforts of home at these unique cabins.
  • Quaint B&Bs: Experience Southern hospitality in a charming bed and breakfast.
  • Unique Lodgings: If you’re looking for something different, consider a treehouse near Hot Springs or a glamping experience under the stars in the Ouachita National Forest. Arkansas is loaded with many unique lodging options we have to go back and visit a few more!

Solo Time Well Spent

And Don’t Forget

  • Disconnect to Reconnect: Put your phone on silent and savor the peace. This is your time to unplug and recharge.
  • Embrace the Unexpected: Be open to spontaneous adventures. You never know what hidden gems you might discover!
  • Come Back Refreshed: Allow yourself to truly relax and rejuvenate. You’ll return home feeling energized and ready to tackle the world, one superhero mom move at a time!

Pack your bags, hop in the car, and escape to your own slice of Arkansas paradise. I highly recommend a solo trip, but you can always bring a friend or your significant other. Just take time to take care of yourself. You deserve it!

Photos courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

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Julie Kohl works from home as a writer and teaches art part-time at a local private school. A former Yankee who was "converted" to the south by her husband, Julie has grasped on to rural life in a sleepy, blink-your-eyes-and-you'll-miss-it town in central Arkansas where they raise chickens, farm hay and bake bread. Julie loves adventure and sharing it with her husband and son. They frequent the trails, campgrounds and parks of Arkansas, always on the hunt for new adventures and new stories to share. Learn more on her blog Seek Adventures Media.

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