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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.

7 Useful Apps You Can Use Offline While Traveling

7 Useful Apps You Can Use Offline While Traveling

Your smartphone is a source of safety and connection while traveling alone. However, there are times when you might not be able to reach an internet signal either while in transit, or while out of the country. Thus, here are 7 useful apps you can use while traveling that require no internet connection!

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 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 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 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Episode 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Pre-trip planning is my bag, and setting an itinerary can make all the difference for your solo travel. I share my itinerary tips—especially discussing when to plan what— on the new episode of my solo travel podcast. I even have some tips for procrastinators. Take a listen to the new episode of the podcast.

Astrid's Top 10 Travel Deals for Cyber Monday 2018

Astrid's Top 10 Travel Deals for Cyber Monday 2018

Cyber Monday offers a range of travel deals to choose from, from flights to hotel stays to package deals that include all transportation, accommodations, and excursions at a fraction of the regular price.

Episode 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Episode 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Deciding where to stay is one of the most important trip planning decision for the solo traveler. On this episode of my solo travel podcast, I share my tips on where to stay, the best time to book, where to book, and other ways to make sure you get the best deal!

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans as a Solo Traveler

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans as a Solo Traveler

If you are traveling solo to New Orleans during Thanksgiving and want to eat a traditional Holiday meal at a solo friendly restaurant, here is my list of the 11 Best Restaurants in New Orleans for a memorable Thanksgiving meal.

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans Spot for Authentic Music and Fun