Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Best Affordable Luxury Business Class Ticket to Tokyo

Best Affordable Luxury Business Class Ticket to Tokyo

Flying business class from the US to Tokyo is a long, costly flight. As an avid solo traveler, I am always on the look out for affordable flight options that are enjoyable. Finnair offers a wonderful flight experience from New York to Tokyo with a coveted stopover feature that allows you to have 2 travel destinations for the price of one business class ticket.

A Comprehensive Budget for an Affordable Luxury Trip to Japan

A Comprehensive Budget for an Affordable Luxury Trip to Japan

Japan is often overlooked as a great destination for the solo traveler because it is thought to be ultra-expensive. Recently, I “took the plunge” and spent 3 and a half magical weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun. Before I left on this journey, I developed a Pre-Trip Budget to help me project the excursion’s cost. Here is my estimate for an affordable luxury trip to this fascinating country. I will post a follow up blog showing my Japan trip’s actual cost.

What You Need to Pack For a Solo Trip to Japan in the Spring

What You Need to Pack For a Solo Trip to Japan in the Spring

Deciding what to pack for a solo trip is always a challenge, but the wonderful thing about visiting Japan is that clothing is often embraced as an expression of personality, so almost anything goes. Here is my cherry blossom-inspired travel wardrobe for spring in Japan!

Follow Me on My Solo Journey to Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun

Follow Me on My Solo Journey to Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun

The time to visit Japan as a solo traveler is now! I have put off visiting this beautiful, powerful country for years for a variety of reasons, cost included. However, the opportunity has finally materialized to visit what Travel and Leisure has named the #1 Travel Destination in the World for 2019. Follow me on my one woman journey to the Land of the Rising Sun!

A Stunning Affordable Luxury Hotel in the Jungle of Belize

A Stunning Affordable Luxury Hotel in the Jungle of Belize

As a solo traveler who likes to find things that are a bit off the beaten path, I absolutely fell in love with this hidden gem in the rainforest of Belize. If you are craving an exotic getaway in Central America, The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is where you need to stay!

8 Interesting Solo Travel Destinations in New Zealand

8 Interesting Solo Travel Destinations in New Zealand

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in New Zealand, it’s difficult to know where to begin. So, here is my list of the top 8 coolest places in New Zealand that are very easy to visit as a solo traveler!

My Transformative Solo Travel Experience In The Outback

My Transformative Solo Travel Experience In The Outback

I took a solo trip out to the middle of the Australian Outback, searching for an adventure. I expected pristine nature, and vibrant red sand, but what I didn’t expect was to have a completely life-changing experience. That - or the camels. If you’re wondering whether visiting Uluru is worth it, the answer is yes!

10 Things to Do in Sydney as a Solo Traveler

10 Things to Do in Sydney as a Solo Traveler

The warm, vibrant and inviting energy is part of what makes Sydney, Australia such an incredible solo travel destination. For 10 things to do in Sydney, check out this list!

STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

Travel trends that impact solo travelers are always of interest to me, and the trends that are shaping up in 2019 are no different. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I share some of the most significant trends that are emerging, and what savvy solo travelers need to know. Plus, at the end of the show I make an announcement about the future of the podcast.

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Do you use stopovers? You might want to after the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk! What a stopover is, how to use them, where to find them— all those questions and more answered on the new episode of Solo Travel Talk.