Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Best Place to Shop for Bargain Designer Brands in New York City

Best Place to Shop for Bargain Designer Brands in New York City

Century 21 is the best place in New York City to get designer brands at amazing prices. Read more about this fabulous department store. 

The Most Stylish and Comfortable Shoes for the Solo Traveler

The Most Stylish and Comfortable Shoes for the Solo Traveler

Many women don’t realize that Aerosoles has really focused on creating stylish, trendy shoes that are focused on quality and comfort for the last four to five years. Gone are the days of boring shoes by Aerosoles. 

Love This Hands Free Smartphone Case: An AstridTravel Essential

Love This Hands Free Smartphone Case: An AstridTravel Essential

For the last three years I have been using a wonderful tech accessory that has become a travel essential for me. The Bandolier hands free phone case and accessory that allows you to instantly access your device that can also eliminate the need for a purse. 

Where to Buy the Best Handicrafts in Marrakesh? This is the Place!

Where to Buy the Best Handicrafts in Marrakesh? This is the Place!

Shopping in Marrakesh can be an overwhelming experience. The labyrinth of alleyways jammed packed with merchants and shops in the city’s many souks is disorienting and downright exhausting for even the most ardent shopper. Here's where to find some of the best handicrafts in the city.

IT Luggage Set Review and Luggage Purchasing Tips

IT Luggage Set Review and Luggage Purchasing Tips

With so many options to choose from, deciding what brand, type, style and how much you want to spend on a luggage set can be difficult. Consumer Report, Good Housekeeping and numerous other consumer product review entities are a good starting point to understand what makes or doesn’t make a durable, well-made set of luggage.

10 Tips for Shopping the Markets in Marrakesh

10 Tips for Shopping the Markets in Marrakesh

While shopping in the souks of the Marrakesh medina, you will likely find yourself in a “shop ‘til you drop” mentality. The large, maze-like warren of shops will totally overwhelm the first-time, foreign inexperienced buyer. Marrakesh will not be a disappointment for any type of shopper.

Travel Tip: Don’t Leave Home with Old Money

Travel Tip: Don’t Leave Home with Old Money

Many countries around the world now only accept new or almost new currency bills for exchange. Money is consider to be new if it is clean, unmarked, un-creased, and not torn.

The Best Luggage Set for a Trip Around the World

The Best Luggage Set for a Trip Around the World

Going into my 50-day Around the World trip, I knew I wanted a distinctive set of luggage that was both practical and stylish. This led me on a monthlong search for the perfect luggage set.

The Oldest Department Store in America

The Oldest Department Store in America

On my Miami to Maine solo driving adventure, I enjoyed discovering the uniqueness of the 12 places I visited. On my first day in The Hamptons, I noticed a distinctive shopping venue, Hildreth’s, the oldest store in America. I was fascinated by the store’s longevity and, of course, I had to go in and see what made this store special.