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 makes some incredible comfortable, quality shoes that are surprisingly stylish and trendy. I believe the proper shoes are essential for any traveler, and this is my go-to brand!

Why I Love This Hands-Free Smartphone Case by Bandolier

Why I Love This Hands-Free Smartphone Case by Bandolier

The last thing you need as a solo traveler is to lose your phone while on a trip. This phone case by Bandolier turns your phone into a stylish, cross-body purse. It not only keeps your device safe, but it is incredibly convenient and wonderfully chic! Here’s my review:

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

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

What to know where to shop for hand-crafted goods in Marrakesh as a solo traveler? The answer lies outside the crowded streets of the Medina in Ensemble Artisanal. In my opinion, this is is the best place to buy quality Moroccan items. In this post, I’m sharing my personal tips and recommendations on shopping in this hidden gem!

IT Luggage Set Review and Luggage Purchasing Tips

IT Luggage Set Review and Luggage Purchasing Tips

Selecting the best luggage set for your solo trips can be a challenge. Read my It Luggage 3 Piece Set review and learn why I love this luggage brand. Also, get my luggage purchasing tips.

10 Tips for Shopping the Markets in Marrakesh

10 Tips for Shopping the Markets in Marrakesh

If you intend to visit the Markets in Marrakesh while traveling alone, it’s important to know some shopping tips to avoid being taken advantage of. Successful haggling strategies are key shopping skills you should use as a solo traveler. Follow this guide, and you're sure to end up as a happy 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

I discovered the oldest department store in America while on my Miami to Maine solo road trip. Only true, quality business are able to stay open so long, which is why Hildreth’s in Southampton has stood the test of time.