Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

Travel trends that impact solo travelers is always of interest to me, and the trends that are shaping up in 2019 are no different. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I share some of the most significant trends that are emerging, and what savvy solo travelers need to know. Plus, I make an announcement about the future of the podcast.

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Do you use stopovers? You might want to after the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk! What a stopover is, how to use them, where to find them— all those questions and more answered on the new episode of Solo Travel Talk.

Episode 101: Hotel Raphael Paris - Solo Travel Gem

Episode 101: Hotel Raphael Paris - Solo Travel Gem

Gorgeous interiors, an amazing rooftop terrace, refinement and style—Hotel Raphael is a great place to stay when traveling alone in Paris and is a gem in the 16th Arrondissement. My new solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, takes you right into the heart of this affordable luxury, boutique hotel.

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

In celebration of the 100th episode of my Solo Travel Talk podcast, I will inspire and encourage you to consider all the changes happening in the travel industry. I discuss how solo travel is evolving, current travel trends, and this question: “Solo travel … is it fad or fabulous?” Listen to the episode and decide for yourself.

Episode 099: Paris' 16th Arrondissement for the Solo Traveler

Episode 099: Paris' 16th Arrondissement for the Solo Traveler

Part travelogue, part tip sheet, this episode takes us back to Paris! Don’t overlook the 16th Arrondissement when traveling alone in Paris! It is full of museums, outstanding restaurants, trendy boutiques, fabulous vintage shops and perhaps the best rooftop terrace in the entire city! Listen and discover this gem of a district in the City of Lights.

Episode 097: Keep the Change - Tipping While Traveling

Episode 097: Keep the Change - Tipping While Traveling

Tipping while traveling can cause some concern, but on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I break down some of the issues surrounding giving tips and share some strategies for gaining confidence around this common occurrence.

Episode 096: True False Solo Travel

Episode 096: True False Solo Travel

I tackle some of the most common preconceived ideas about traveling solo, using a unique and fun format. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast I give you my take on some common (and maybe even controversial) beliefs. Take a listen and then give me your perspective!

Episode 094: Paris Cultural Do's and Don'ts

Episode 094: Paris Cultural Do's and Don'ts

It’s easy to have pleasant interactions if you learn a few cultural norms for the place you want to visit. Paris has some particularities, but my new solo travel podcast shares some Do’s and Don’ts I have learned over the years for the City of Lights. Listen to Solo Travel Talk and hear my tips for navigating Paris without any faux pas!

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

I am a maven when it comes to planning ahead for travel. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, I share insights about booking your flights. All my tips, some of the resources I use, websites, plus when to book your travel. Listen to learn more!