Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Beauty in Nature, the Gardens of Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

Beauty in Nature, the Gardens of Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

On my show, Solo Travel Talk, I explore the gardens of Japan. One part natural beauty, one part philosophy— Japanese gardens are something to behold! Listen and experience nature on my new episode, the Japan Series.

It's More Than Sushi | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

It's More Than Sushi | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

We love food tours, yes we do— and on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk I discuss the food scene of Japan. I found the Japanese to be so passionate about food! This passion translated into wonderful eating, especially for the solo traveler. Take a listen to the show to learn more!

The Top 10 Things To Do as a Solo Traveler in Japan

The Top 10 Things To Do as a Solo Traveler in Japan

When visiting Japan, it’s hard to decide exactly which sites you want to see - especially when deciding between the many, many temples and shrines. In order to prevent your trip from becoming a little lackluster, you want to make sure you include a variety of sites and activities in your itinerary. Here are my Top 10 Things to Do as a Solo Traveler in Japan!

Top 10 Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

Top 10 Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

When I visited Japan this Cherry Blossom Season, I fell in love. Japan is such a beautiful country with such a beautiful culture. But with so much to see and do, how can you decide where to begin? I’m sharing my top 10 must-dos in Japan in this episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk - The Japan Series.

Is Cartagena, Colombia a Safe Solo Travel Destination?

Is Cartagena, Colombia a Safe Solo Travel Destination?

When you hear Colombia, you might think of drug cartels, civil unrest, and rampant crime. But is this the Colombia that exists today? Cartagena is a beautiful, unique, exciting place. Don’t let fear keep you away from this captivating Colombian city!

Why You Should Visit Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

Why You Should Visit Japan | Solo Travel Talk Podcast

The podcast returns! Solo Travel Talk is back with a series focused on solo travel in Japan. In this new episode, I’m discussing the many compelling reasons why you should visit Japan, and why now is a good time to do so!

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!