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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 gem in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement. My new solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, takes you right into the heart of this boutique hotel. Listen to learn about this gem, plus I also share some of my secrets for finding gems of your own for your next solo trip.

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

Celebrating 100 episodes of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I explore all the changes that have been occurring in the travel industry and how solo travel has been coming into its own. Part inspiration and encouragement; part travel trend discussion, listen to the episode and decide for yourself, solo travel: fad or fabulous?

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

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

Part travelogue, part tip sheet, my new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, takes us back to Paris! Don’t overlook the 16th Arrondissment is full of museums, outstanding restaurants, 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

Don’t feel intimidated or confused about giving a gratuity when you are traveling! Tipping 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.

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 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Episode 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Hotels and lodging are an important part of my travel planning and significant to my trips. I pick my “home away from home” carefully. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, I share my tips for when to book, how to book, where to book and even how to find the hotels where you’ll stay. Listen and hear how I approach this part of travel.