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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.

How To Enjoy NYE as a Solo Traveler

How To Enjoy NYE as a Solo Traveler

If you’re finding yourself traveling solo this New Year’s Eve, we suggest you take this time to think about what would make you truly happy. Whether you decide to spend the night in or the night out, we have some suggestions for you.

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.

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

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.

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!

Top Safety Tips for the Female Solo Traveler - New Orleans

Top Safety Tips for the Female Solo Traveler - New Orleans

Be smart, be aware, and be safe. If you do those things and follow the tips we've detailed for you, solo female travel in New Orleans should be a piece of cake.

Episode 090: Solo Travel Dream Trip Planning 2019

Episode 090: Solo Travel Dream Trip Planning 2019

There are some dream trips and tons of travel inspiration on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk. I profile four trips—that I plan on taking!—on the show. Find out the why, how, and when, plus maybe do a little dreaming of your own!

Solo Traveler's 24 Hours in New Orleans

Solo Traveler's 24 Hours in New Orleans

24 hours in New Orleans is not nearly enough, but if you're here for a layover or just passing through, a day is plenty to see, eat, and dance your way through New Orleans. Here is Astrid Solo Travel Advisor's guide for a quick trip to the Crescent City: