Hello, fellow travelers,
I'm taking my first solo trip this spring from mid April into early May. VERY excited for it. Save for a five-day side trip to Paris (transportation and hotel already arranged for that part), the remainder of my three-week journey will be in Great Britain. I have a fairly clear-cut itinerary, staying 2 to 3 days at each destination I have in mind, leaving some wiggle room in case I want to change my route as I go. Because of this, I have yet to make B&B reservations in GB.
I've spent time getting familiar with the info in Rick's books, and he suggests that finding places to stay on the day of arrival is easier to do during during non-peak or "shoulder" seasons (which I'm assuming this is, based on what I've read).
For those of you that have done this before, has this held true for you? Have you had an easy time finding accommodations upon arrival during this time of year AND at hotels/B&Bs that Risk has recommended in his books? I've noticed that for some of his preferred spots, he suggests booking head but he doesn't specify if this is a season-specific necessity.
I'd love to read your thoughts on this! Thanks.