Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Introducing the AstridTravel Club!

Introducing the AstridTravel Club!

If you are a solo traveler who values rich cultural experiences, an opportunity for personal growth and connection with others, and luxury travel that doesn’t break the bank, the AstridTravel Club might be for you. Read more about member benefits, including primary access to culturally-immersive trips around in this post!

10 Eco-Friendly Products for the Sustainable Solo Traveler

10 Eco-Friendly Products for the Sustainable Solo Traveler

Living a sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyle is something that is very important to me. It’s not always easy, but I have discovered a number of eco-friendly/sustainable/responsible travel products that have helped me maintain my “earth-conscious” habits and make wise consumer decisions while on the road. Here are 10 of my favorites!

A Comprehensive Budget for an Affordable Luxury Trip to Japan

A Comprehensive Budget for an Affordable Luxury Trip to Japan

Japan is often overlooked as a great destination for the solo traveler because it is thought to be ultra-expensive. Recently, I “took the plunge” and spent 3 and a half magical weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun. Before I left on this journey, I developed a Pre-Trip Budget to help me project the excursion’s cost. Here is my estimate for an affordable luxury trip to this fascinating country. I will post a follow up blog showing my Japan trip’s actual cost.

8 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life After a Vacation

8 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life After a Vacation

Coming home from a vacation can be emotionally challenging. On one hand, you might be energized and inspired by the wonderful solo trip you just had, and on the other you might be dreading going back to reality. Here are 8 tips to help you readjust to real life after a vacation and keep the magic of travel alive in your daily life.

How to Manage Anxiety While Traveling Alone

How to Manage Anxiety While Traveling Alone

It is very likely that you will face stressful situations while traveling alone, but what this means is that you will be given an opportunity to develop and improve your inner self. Here are a few tips on how to anticipate, mitigate and manage anxiety while traveling solo so you can emerge with newfound strength, wisdom and confidence.

7 Things to do at Night as a Solo Traveler in New Orleans

7 Things to do at Night as a Solo Traveler in New Orleans

Every female solo traveler is different when it comes to exploring a city alone at night. Some are reluctant to leave the comfort of their hotel, others are eager to hit the town, and some want to be out and about, but don’t want to drink alcohol. Our list of 7 things to do at night as a solo traveler in New Orleans has something to suit every preference!

Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Traveling alone to Japan may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This post will not reveal any hidden secrets, but what we hope it will demonstrate is how, with smart and thoughtful planning, you too can take a solo trip to The Land of the Rising Sun!

What You Need to Pack For a Solo Trip to Japan in the Spring

What You Need to Pack For a Solo Trip to Japan in the Spring

Deciding what to pack for a solo trip is always a challenge, but the wonderful thing about visiting Japan is that clothing is often embraced as an expression of personality, so almost anything goes. Here is my cherry blossom-inspired travel wardrobe for spring in Japan!

Follow Me on My Solo Journey to Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun

Follow Me on My Solo Journey to Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun

The time to visit Japan as a solo traveler is now! I have put off visiting this beautiful, powerful country for years for a variety of reasons, cost included. However, the opportunity has finally materialized to visit what Travel and Leisure has named the #1 Travel Destination in the World for 2019. Follow me on my one woman journey to the Land of the Rising Sun!

An Important Solo Travel Epiphany | Why Slow is Better

An Important Solo Travel Epiphany | Why Slow is Better

Have you ever felt pressured to fit as many things as possible into a single trip itinerary? I have made this solo travel mistake many times, and it wasn’t until recently that I realized the error in my ways. I used to be a fast-paced traveler, but I have since learned the value of slow travel.