The Secrets to Traveling Alone Freely, Confidently, and Comfortably

If you’re looking for advice as to how to travel alone confidently, safely, and affordably, ask Astrid Clements; she’s been doing it for 35 years.

I first met Astrid Clements at her stunning plantation-style home in Baton Rouge, LA. From the moment she opened her front door to welcome me inside, I could feel the warmth radiating out of her. I got to speak to Astrid about her company, Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, and discover why she decided to start this company and the vision she has for it.

 Astrid bike riding in  Cartagena , Colombia. (Which is a very bike and walk friendly city, by the way!)

Astrid bike riding in Cartagena, Colombia. (Which is a very bike and walk friendly city, by the way!)

Astrid Solo Travel Advisor is a company designed to help people enter into the transformative world of solo travel and help people travel in luxury affordably. Astrid believes that solo travel is something that enriches the soul, and that it is something everyone should get to do. She explains in her podcast, Solo Travel Talk with Astrid, how time spent traveling alone causes you to grow as a person, live in the moment, and learn how to simply be. Over the years, Astrid has built up quite the repertoire of knowledge on the subject. Through her blog on astridtravel.com, weekly podcasts, and social media, Astrid hopes to share her stories, wisdom and tips on how to experience solo travel like a seasoned professional.

 Astrid in beautiful, sunny Venice. Astrid covered Venice as a solo-travel destination at length in this  podcast !

Astrid in beautiful, sunny Venice. Astrid covered Venice as a solo-travel destination at length in this podcast!

If you love travel, tales of adventure, and discovering more about this world’s hidden corners, Astrid Clements is your go-to gal. Every time I speak with her, I am completely enamored by her seemingly endless stories and insights. Astrid has learned so many lessons throughout her years of travel both near and far, that I find myself constantly jotting down detailed notes on things that only a person who’s really traveled well might know. Knowing Astrid is like knowing a local in at least 2 dozen countries. The beauty of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor is that it gives Astrid a platform to share this invaluable knowledge with the world.

 A snapshot from Astrid’s recent trip to Abu Dhabi. If you are at all interested in visiting the Middle East, check out this  podcast.

A snapshot from Astrid’s recent trip to Abu Dhabi. If you are at all interested in visiting the Middle East, check out this podcast.

If you want to know how to stay in a 5-star hotel in Paris overlooking the Eiffel Tower (without spending an arm and a leg), where to go to dinner within walking distance of said hotel, what to order, and how to truly immerse yourself in a foreign land both affordably and comfortably, ask Astrid. (Seriously, you can do it right here.)

 Seared scallops from a Parisian restaurant, featured on a Michelin food tour.

Seared scallops from a Parisian restaurant, featured on a Michelin food tour.

Astrid Solo Travel Advisor has so much to offer any traveler. Whether you’ve seen the world and done it all, or you’re just now getting your feet wet, there is something for you. Step inside the brain of a woman whose seen and done just about all there is to do as a solo-traveler.

Explore astridtravel.com to feel inspired!

Until next time,

Madeline Freret