Episode 003: Astrid's Solo Travel Planning Secret Weapon


Well, it might not be a true secret, but YouTube is an underutilized tool when it comes to solo travel planning.

Youtube: An Excellent Solo Trip Research and Planning Resource

On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, you'll hear how YouTube can help pick places to stay, how videos can lead you to sights you otherwise might miss, and even how videos can help you dine!

In addition to learning about what to look for in the videos you watch, Astrid shares a lot of stories about how these videos have influenced her travels. This solo travel podcast show closes with Astrid delving into how watching videos actually can improve your traveling mindset, preparing you to be immersed in a different culture. Don't miss out on this valuable travel research tool.

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Author: Astrid Clements

Astrid Solo Travel Advisor CEO and founder, Astrid, has spent over 40 years traveling around the world. She is passionate about embracing the world’s diverse cultures and sharing with others the global need and personal benefit of cultural literacy. Her focus is on affordable luxury travel that is both substantive and fun! To read more about her and each one of our Solo Travel Advisors, head over to theAbout page!

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Podcast Producer: Catherine O’Brien

Catherine O’Brien is a podcast producer, owner ofBranch Out Programs, an end-to-end podcast production company. She has personally made and published over 300 podcast episodes for her clients. An award-winning speaker, Catherine regularly speaks on the topic of podcasting, including her signature talk, Podcasting for Business. Active in the Baton Rouge community, Catherine volunteers for a local dog rescue group where her podcast, The Pawcast was nominated for Best Podcast in 225 Magazine.