Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Trip Ideas for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

Trip Ideas for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

“Green travel” is becoming increasingly popular, as many tourists begin to approach planning their vacations more responsibly. You don’t have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle or travel plans to become a more responsible traveler. In fact, the smallest tweaks can make the biggest impact during your adventures. In this post are a few eco-friendly trip ideas to help you travel more sustainably and minimize your footprint.

Introducing the AstridTravel Club!

Introducing the AstridTravel Club!

If you are a solo traveler who values rich cultural experiences, an opportunity for personal growth and connection with others, and luxury travel that doesn’t break the bank, the AstridTravel Club might be for you. Read more about member benefits, including primary access to culturally-immersive trips around in this post!

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.

How to Manage Anxiety While Traveling Alone

How to Manage Anxiety While Traveling Alone

It is very likely that you will face stressful situations while traveling alone, but what this means is that you will be given an opportunity to develop and improve your inner self. Here are a few tips on how to anticipate, mitigate and manage anxiety while traveling solo so you can emerge with newfound strength, wisdom and confidence.

Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Traveling alone to Japan may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This post will not reveal any hidden secrets, but what we hope it will demonstrate is how, with smart and thoughtful planning, you too can take a solo trip to The Land of the Rising Sun!

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!

An Important Solo Travel Epiphany | Why Slow is Better

An Important Solo Travel Epiphany | Why Slow is Better

Have you ever felt pressured to fit as many things as possible into a single trip itinerary? I have made this solo travel mistake many times, and it wasn’t until recently that I realized the error in my ways. I used to be a fast-paced traveler, but I have since learned the value of slow travel.

7 Useful Apps You Can Use Offline While Traveling

7 Useful Apps You Can Use Offline While Traveling

Your smartphone is a source of safety and connection while traveling alone. However, there are times when you might not be able to reach an internet signal either while in transit, or while out of the country. Thus, here are 7 useful apps you can use while traveling that require no internet connection!

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.

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

Episode 100: Fad or Fabulous Solo Travel

In celebration of the 100th episode of my Solo Travel Talk podcast, I will inspire and encourage you to consider all the changes happening in the travel industry. I discuss how solo travel is evolving, current travel trends, and this question: “Solo travel … is it fad or fabulous?” Listen to the episode and decide for yourself.