Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Affordable Luxury at It's Best in Downtown LA: The Historic Biltmore Hotel

Affordable Luxury at It's Best in Downtown LA: The Historic Biltmore Hotel

Looking for elegance in Downtown Los Angeles at an affordable price? Stay at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel. This hotel is a great option for solo travelers for a number of reasons. For 6 reasons why I will always stay at this hotel in LA, read this post!

The Columns Hotel, A Streetcar Line Delight

The Columns Hotel, A Streetcar Line Delight

Whether you're looking for an affordable luxury place to stay for a solo adventure or just a place to sip happy hour cocktails, the Columns Hotel has something for everyone. The Columns has an ambience of age-old elegance, yet remains one of the most comfortable and affordable hotels in New Orleans.

This NOLA Hotel Opens Its Doors for the First Time in 30 Years

This NOLA Hotel Opens Its Doors for the First Time in 30 Years

After decades in the dark, the regal entrance and corridors of the former NOPSI headquarters in the CBD are again open to the public -- this time as the new more than $50 million NOPSI Hotel. Travelers now have a new affordable luxury option to choose from when booking a place to stay in New Orleans!

Don't Be Fooled! Use Oyster.com to See What Hotels Really Look Like

Don't Be Fooled! Use Oyster.com to See What Hotels Really Look Like

From Paris to St. Petersburg, Astrid has stayed in some of the finest affordable luxury hotels around the world, all for a reasonable price. How does she do it? She’s shared a number of her travel planning tips before, and now we’re adding another tool to the toolbox: Oyster.com

The Henry Howard Hotel - Southern, Chic, and Uniquely New Orleans

The Henry Howard Hotel - Southern, Chic, and Uniquely New Orleans

When traveling solo, it’s important to stay in a place that feels like your home away from home. The Henry Howard Hotel in New Orleans is a wonderful, charming boutique hotel that might even make you consider extending your trip to linger just a little longer!

Want to Feel Like a Queen in St Petersburg? Stay at the Taleon Imperial Hotel

Want to Feel Like a Queen in St Petersburg? Stay at the Taleon Imperial Hotel

Want to stay in palace while on vacation? Consider the Taleon Imperial Hotel in St. Petersburg. This is affordable luxury accommodation at its best! I stayed here during my recent solo trip to Russia, and you can read my review of this one-of-a-kind hotel here!

Episode 010: Astrid Opens Her Toolbox, Part II

Episode 010: Astrid Opens Her Toolbox, Part II

Planning a solo trip can be difficult. Consequently, you need to use helpful travel strategies and travel websites to create a memorable solo adventure. In this episode of Solo Travel Talk I continue my deep dive into the various travel sites I rely on and how to use them. You'll hear about the well-known websites and other lesser known but valuable travel research and planning platforms. 

Episode 009: Astrid Opens Her Toolbox, Part I

Episode 009: Astrid Opens Her Toolbox, Part I

Planning for a solo trip can be a difficult and stressful. You can spend hours scouring the internet looking for the best deals. Listen to this episode of our Solo Travel Talk podcast for some great travel tips about a few excellent trip planning tools and resources and how to use them to make traveling alone more affordable and enjoyable.

Luxury for Less in St Petersburg: Stay at the Grand Hotel Europe

Luxury for Less in St Petersburg: Stay at the Grand Hotel Europe

Looking to stay in five star luxury hotel for less in St Petersburg, Russia? The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is the place! As a solo traveler, I found that this hotel had all the right qualities and features to make my stay nothing short of fabulous.

Feel Like You're in The Heart of the French Quarter at The Ace Hotel

Feel Like You're in The Heart of the French Quarter at The Ace Hotel

The Ace hotel has quickly become a gathering place for locals and travelers alike. This brand new hotel has managed to bring the essence of the French Quarter to the Warehouse District with style and flare! It is an excellent place to stay as a solo traveler!