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Astrid's New Orleans Gift Guide For Him

Astrid's New Orleans Gift Guide For Him

If you find yourself traveling solo to New Orleans during the Holiday Season and you are still looking for the perfect gift for the lucky guy in your life? Shop local this holiday season and give him a gift from a New Orleans brand or boutique!

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

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

Part travelogue, part tip sheet, this episode takes us back to Paris! Don’t overlook the 16th Arrondissement when traveling alone in Paris! It is full of museums, outstanding restaurants, trendy boutiques, fabulous vintage shops and perhaps the best rooftop terrace in the entire city! Listen and discover this gem of a district in the City of Lights.

Christmas New Orleans Style: Reveillon Dinners

Christmas New Orleans Style: Reveillon Dinners

Reveillon (REH-vee-on). A Creole tradition from the mid-1800s, dozens of New Orleans' finest restaurants serve up decadent four-course holiday feasts with all the trimmings through the month of December. 

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.

Where to Work Off Those Holiday Meals in New Orleans

Where to Work Off Those Holiday Meals in New Orleans

Staying in shape this time of year is hard, but luckily New Orleans is home to some of the best jogging and running trails, fitness studios, and gyms. Whether you’re a local trying to change up your fitness routine or you’re a visitor wanting to drop in on a class, there’s something for everyone here.

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

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!