Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


The Most Fabulous Shopping Street in Paris

The Most Fabulous Shopping Street in Paris

Looking to be inspired by fashion? Travel to Paris and spend a day along the Avenue Montaigne, one of the most fabulous shopping streets in the world. For solo travelers visiting the "City of Lights" enjoy this blog highlighting my personal Paris makeover and the memorable day enjoyed on the Avenue Montaigne.

Five Best Luxury Lounges in Paris for the Solo Traveler

Five Best Luxury Lounges in Paris for the Solo Traveler

When in Paris treat yourself to a great craft cocktail or a glass of fine French wine at one of the most elegant lounges in the world. Click here to read about my list of the Top 5 Best Luxury Lounges in the City of Light.

5 Ways To Travel (Solo!) Through the Depths of New Zealand

5 Ways To Travel (Solo!) Through the Depths of New Zealand

It’s not difficult to see why New Zealand is a dream destination for many. Famous for its awe-inspiring landscapes, the country allows visitors to see mountains, rugged coastlines, volcanic craters and more. It’s also one of the safest places in the world, and the locals are known for being friendly and welcoming.

Want Cheap Flights to Europe? Go through New Orleans!

Want Cheap Flights to Europe? Go through New Orleans!

There is a surge of new ways to fly to Europe this summer and going through lesser-known airports, like New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International, could save you hundreds.

Want to Feel Like a Queen in St Petersburg? Stay at the Taleon Imperial Hotel
Eliseyev Emporium: The Most Wonderful Food Emporium in the World
St. Francisville, A Small Town Escape

St. Francisville, A Small Town Escape

St. Francisville, a sleepy little town you'd miss if you were going too fast, is the perfect place for a solo traveler to visit if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Just a little over a 100 miles away, St. Francisville is a vibrant hodgepodge of people, food, architecture, and Louisiana charm. 

Want to Stay in Luxury for Less in Lisbon? Here's Where to Book

Want to Stay in Luxury for Less in Lisbon? Here's Where to Book

Lisbon is an Old World European city that has kept its historical character to this day. Throughout its history, the Hotel Avenida Palace has been a favorite Lisbon lodging choice for world dignitaries, financiers, politicians, famous artists and intelligence operatives, as well as, moneyed travelers. Here's my review.

Serendipity and My Last Wonderful Meal in Lisbon

Serendipity and My Last Wonderful Meal in Lisbon

Visiting Lisbon was a wonderful experience. Unlike so many of the major European cities, it still has that Old World feel and ambience. This blog is all about my last day in the Belem neighborhood exploring and eating.

Where to Buy the Best Handicrafts in Marrakesh? This is the Place!

Where to Buy the Best Handicrafts in Marrakesh? This is the Place!

Shopping in Marrakesh can be an overwhelming experience. The labyrinth of alleyways jammed packed with merchants and shops in the city’s many souks is disorienting and downright exhausting for even the most ardent shopper. Here's where to find some of the best handicrafts in the city.