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

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

Part travelogue, part tip sheet, my new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, takes us back to Paris! Don’t overlook the 16th Arrondissment is full of museums, outstanding restaurants, and perhaps the best rooftop terrace in the entire city! Listen and discover this gem of a district in the City of Lights.

Episode 097: Keep the Change - Tipping While Traveling

Episode 097: Keep the Change - Tipping While Traveling

Don’t feel intimidated or confused about giving a gratuity when you are traveling! Tipping 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.

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

Hotels and lodging are an important part of my travel planning and significant to my trips. I pick my “home away from home” carefully. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, I share my tips for when to book, how to book, where to book and even how to find the hotels where you’ll stay. Listen and hear how I approach this part of travel.

Episode 094: Paris Cultural Do's and Don'ts

Episode 094: Paris Cultural Do's and Don'ts

It’s easy to have pleasant interactions if you learn a few cultural norms for the place you want to visit. Paris has some particularities, but my new solo travel podcast shares some Do’s and Don’ts I have learned over the years for the City of Lights. Listen to Solo Travel Talk and hear my tips for navigating Paris without any faux pas!

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

I am a maven when it comes to planning ahead for travel. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, I share insights about booking your flights. All my tips, some of the resources I use, websites, plus when to book your travel. Listen to learn more!

Episode 092: Returning to Paris Solo

Episode 092: Returning to Paris Solo

I am returning to Paris! Hear about how I have planned my trip and why, plus how mood fits in with your solo travel and the merits of revisiting a city versus visiting somewhere new. I also share some of the qualities that make Paris so glorious, especiall for a solo traveler.

Episode 091: 20 Solo Friendly Cities

Episode 091: 20 Solo Friendly Cities

Twenty solo friendly cities on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk! I have a good idea about what makes a city “solo friendly” and offer for your consideration US cities and international cities. Listen and get inspired.

Episode 090: Solo Travel Dream Trip Planning 2019

Episode 090: Solo Travel Dream Trip Planning 2019

There are some dream trips and tons of travel inspiration on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk. I profile four trips—that I plan on taking!—on the show. Find out the why, how, and when, plus maybe do a little dreaming of your own!