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2018 ASTA Jazz Fest Guide

2018 ASTA Jazz Fest Guide

Hard to believe, but Jazz Fest is almost here! The music, the food, the art - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the most popular events that takes place in the city. We've put together an Astrid Solo Travel Advisor Jazz Fest Guide with helpful hints, safety tips, and food and drink recommendations.

Want to Travel to the Best City in the World? Art Routes San Miguel de Allende is the One!

Want to Travel to the Best City in the World? Art Routes San Miguel de Allende is the One!

Join ASTA this June, in partnership with the Arts Council of Baton Rouge, for a 7 day art tour of San Miguel de Allenda, named Travel + Leisure's 2017 Best City in the World

5 Most Haunted Places to See in the French Quarter

5 Most Haunted Places to See in the French Quarter

New Orleans has a rich and dark history. Being three centuries old, it should come as no surprise that New Orleans is perhaps America's most haunted city.

ASTA Neighborhood Guide: The Garden District

ASTA Neighborhood Guide: The Garden District

With rows of antebellum mansions, pristine gardens and southern charm, the Garden District stands out as one of the country's most lovely neighborhoods, and a popular destination for visitors to the city.

The Columns Hotel, A Streetcar Line Delight

The Columns Hotel, A Streetcar Line Delight

The Columns, one of the most majestic remaining examples of turn-of-the-century Louisiana architecture, has an ambience of age-old elegance, yet remains one of the most comfortable and affordable hotels in New Orleans. Located on one of the city’s most grand and historic streets, St. Charles Avenue, The Columns offers a return to the romance and refinement of another era.

The Best Art, Food and Wine Festivals Around the World

The Best Art, Food and Wine Festivals Around the World

One of the best parts about traveling is exploring the art, food and culture in places you are less familiar with. Sure, you can roam around almost any city and find visually stunning works of art and delicious local bites, but sometimes it’s nice to have everything more centrally located. Cue our list of can’t-miss art, food and wine festivals around the world.

Love Russian Culture? This Art Routes Tour is for You!

Love Russian Culture? This Art Routes Tour is for You!

Join the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and AstridTravel, LLL on their first collaborative trip to St. Petersburg, "the Cultural Capital of Russia. Don't miss this affordable luxury arts excursion!