Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Episode 101: Hotel Raphael Paris - Solo Travel Gem

Episode 101: Hotel Raphael Paris - Solo Travel Gem

Gorgeous interiors, an amazing rooftop terrace, refinement and style—Hotel Raphael is a great place to stay when traveling alone in Paris and is a gem in the 16th Arrondissement. My new solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, takes you right into the heart of this affordable luxury, boutique hotel.

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.

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

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

Part travelogue, part tip sheet, this episode takes us back to Paris! Don’t overlook the 16th Arrondissement when traveling alone in Paris! It is full of museums, outstanding restaurants, trendy boutiques, fabulous vintage shops 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

Tipping while traveling 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 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 094: Paris Cultural Do's and Don'ts

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

Paris has numerous cultural particularities, but my new solo travel podcast shares some important cultural Do’s and Don’ts that I have learned over the years when I’m traveling alone for a trip to the City of Lights. Listen to Solo Travel Talk and hear my tips for navigating Paris without any faux pas!

A Personal Connection to Paris and The Famous Studio Harcourt

A Personal Connection to Paris and The Famous Studio Harcourt

A unique travel story about Astrid Clements, founder of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, and her 2018 trip to Paris that focused on photography. Read this interesting travelogue and learn about the Paris Photo Show and the famed Studio Harcourt, two photography related activities Astrid enjoyed on her last trip to Paris.

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

Episode 093: When to Book Your Flight - 10 Tips

Flight Booking tips can save the solo traveler money when purchasing airline tickets. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, I share insights and tips about booking your flights, 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

In this podcast, I share what makes Paris such a great destination for solo travelers, and how you can fall in love with Paris all on your own. I also address topics such as mindset while traveling, and a certain dilemma many frequent travelers face: should I revisit a city I’ve already been to or go somewhere new?

Episode 091: 20 Solo Friendly Cities

Episode 091: 20 Solo Friendly Cities

What characteristics make a city well-suited for someone traveling alone? In this episode of my solo travel podcast, I discuss important things to look for when choosing a solo travel destination as well as my choices for the top 20 most solo friendly cities in the world.