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STT 087: Introducing Cartagena for the Solo Traveler

9/20/2018
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On the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, atop the continent of South America is Cartagena. Formerly the main port of the Spanish Empire, Cartagena served as a major center of political, religious, and economic activity. Today Cartagena’s walled city and fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Astrid Clements is just back from Cartagena. If you follow Astrid on Social Media (which you should) you saw the pictures, on this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid introduces Cartagena as a solo travel...

Duration:00:31:11

STT 086: Top 20 Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

9/13/2018
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Astrid has implored: Don’t overlook Mexico City as a solo travel destination. She is THE solo travel advisor after all, and to encourage Mexico City as a solo travel destination, on this episode of Solo Travel Talk, Astrid will present her Top 20 Things to Do in Mexico City. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo Travel Advisor-- has an amazing packing list available for download. Get it at her website,...

Duration:01:08:36

STT 085: Post Trip Tips for the Solo Traveler

9/6/2018
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Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements is THE advocate, THE ambassador, THE example of PRE-trip planning, but did you know she’s got a whole post-travel process as well? When you get back home from being away, there are some specific things you can do for your mindset and your routine, beyond simply unpacking. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo Travel Advisor-- has an amazing packing list available for download....

Duration:00:50:12

STT 084: Destination Holiday Travel (Start Planning Now!)

8/30/2018
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This is not quite a “Christmas in August” episode, but right now is THE time to start thinking of all the end-of-year Holidays and get started if you want to enjoy your “Season’s Greetings” on a wonderful trip. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements knows a thing or two about traveling over the holidays and can get you thinking (and planning!) for Holiday travel success. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo Travel...

Duration:00:50:30

STT 083: Wine Tourism and Sonoma County's Wine Road for the Solo Traveler - Beth Costa

8/23/2018
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Pop the cork! Wine tourism can be a very interesting and educational way to travel… plus WINE! Talk about travel enjoyment! On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, we are joined by Beth Costa of The Wine Road Northern Sonoma County. Sonoma County is one of the most famed wine regions of California—with rolling hills, hundreds of wineries (of various sizes), it is a wonderful place to take a wine tasting trip even as a solo traveler. We turn to Beth for her insights on wine tourism, we get her...

Duration:00:28:08

STT 082: Joseph Toone San Miguel de Allende History and Culture Walking Tours

8/16/2018
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There is nothing better than to hear about an amazing place from someone who knows their stuff. Joseph Toone is part storyteller, part historian, but most of all, he is your guide to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Originally from the United States, Joseph now lives in San Miguel de Allende leading tours (JosephTooneTours.com) and authoring books. San Miguel de Allende has a history that begins a thousand years before Christ all the way to a modern life as a popular artist's colony. Joseph...

Duration:00:41:06

STT 081: Top 10 (with a bonus) San Miguel de Allende

8/9/2018
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An artist colony, a place of spiritual energy--San Miguel de Allende is a special place in Mexico and Astrid has recently returned from this dynamic and beautiful city. On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, Astrid is going to cover the top ten things to do in San Miguel de Allende. Food, water springs, museums, churches and so much more. Listeners should be cautioned: You may find yourself spontaneously booking a trip to San Miguel de Allende by the end of the episode. We love sharing the...

Duration:01:19:32

STT 080: Solo Travel Inspiration on Social Media

8/2/2018
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Even the most avid traveler needs a little inspiration from time to time, and we are currently in a social media age. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements is all over social media herself and uses that medium to share what she knows about solo travel. On this episode of SOLO TRAVEL TALK, we’re going to pick Astrid’s brain about what’s available out there on social media in terms of inspiration for our solo travel. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you...

Duration:00:47:44

STT 079: Polanco and Condesa Neighborhoods, Solo Travel Mexico City

7/26/2018
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Condesa Roma and Polanco are two notable neighborhoods in Mexico City. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements goes into the sights, sounds, museums, eateries, hotels… all the wonderful things to experience. This episode is not just an adventuresome travelogue—it’s also filled with strategy: how to see and do all the top things, max out your Mexico City visit in a place that is so geographically big. Astrid advises that Condesa Roma and Polanco are two definite places to be, especially for...

Duration:00:57:33

STT 078: Historic Centro, Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

7/19/2018
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The historic Centro district of Mexico City gives you a foundation for understanding one of the largest cities in the Western Hemisphere. That's why your solo travel advisor wants you to know about all the sights, eats, and must-sees of this area. One part history lesson, one part travelogue, all solo travel-- this episode is a wonderful exploration of Mexico City's birthplace. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo...

Duration:00:47:31

STT 077: Heading Out for a While - Long Trip Planning

7/12/2018
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What would you do with a real splurge of time for a solo travel adventure—like three weeks or even THREE MONTHS? Well, your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements talks on this episode about some of the practical considerations that go into longer trips. Using the backdrop of New Orleans, Astrid gets into how to get ready for a longer trip of three weeks or three months. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo Travel...

Duration:00:48:24

STT 076: Solo Travel with Limited Time in New Orleans

7/5/2018
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Is Astrid up to the challenge? You bet she is! What if you only had 3 hours in New Orleans...or what about 3 days. Could you have a solo travel adventure in these limited time frames? That's the focus of this solo travel podcast episode. Not only does this episode contain dozens of specific ideas for New Orleans, but listeners can get inspired for how to make the most traveling, no matter how much time you have. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out...

Duration:01:12:41

STT 075: Your Health Abroad

6/28/2018
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Don't let poor health or illness ruin a solo trip! Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements has some tips for you about staying healthy, fending off bugs, and even dealing with a health emergency when you are traveling. We've organized this solo travel podcast into the "good, bad, and the ugly" (pre-trip health tips; maintaining health while away; and yikes! dealing with health emergencies.) We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your...

Duration:00:49:48

STT 074: Casa Azul, The Frida Kahlo Museum - A Mexico City Must

6/21/2018
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“Icon” is a word that might be overused…but then one comes upon an artist whose influence ripples throughout culture. The Frida Kahlo Museum, commonly known as Casa Azul is home to a phenomenal collection and is the former home of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This episode of the Solo Travel Talk podcast is one part biography and one part travelogue. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements had the pleasure of visiting Casa Azul and explains why this museum is a must for a solo...

Duration:01:02:34

STT 073: Traveling with Disabilities - Don Godshaw of Travelon

6/14/2018
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Travelon products have made an appearance on SOLO TRAVEL TALK before, but on this episode, we get to talk to Don Godshaw—CEO of Travelon. Don is an avid traveler and pursuer of adventure. In 2006 Don suffered an accident that made him paralyzed. He didn’t allow that circumstance to change his enthusiasm for seeing the world. If you want inspiration, education, and a better understanding of a positive mindset, this is the episode for you. Be sure to listen to Don tell about his involvement in...

Duration:00:32:01

STT 072: Dos, Don'ts, and Solo Travel Tips for Mexico City

6/7/2018
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Many listeners know Astrid is fresh off a visit to Mexico City and as your solo travel advisor she is always on the lookout for what to do and what to avoid, plus as many tips as she can muster so a solo traveler like you can have an amazing trip. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid, your expert Solo Travel Advisor-- has an amazing packing list available for download. Get it at her website, AstridTravel.com. Follow Astrid on...

Duration:00:45:29

STT 071: 20 Reasons to Go Solo

5/31/2018
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Do you need a little solo travel inspiration? Do you know someone who should be going solo, but hasn't taken the plunge? This is the episode for you. Astrid Clements, your solo travel advisor has 20 (!!!) reasons to go solo. In true solo travel podcast form-- this conversation isn't just about travel: it's about shaping your life and self-actualizing. Part fun, pat reflection-- take a listen and then get out there solo! We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you...

Duration:00:49:25

STT 070: 'Overlooked' Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

5/24/2018
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Astrid used one key description to in relation the city our episode is focused on, and that is “overlooked.” Mexico City is massive; historic, culturally rich, and a good place to take a trip. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements is fresh back from Mexico City and has some commentary about museums, dining, some sights, and (of course!) shopping for the solo traveler to enjoy Cuidad de Mexico. We love sharing the most innovative and informative content to get you out there solo. Astrid,...

Duration:01:21:26

STT 069: Change My Mind - Solo Travel

5/18/2018
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There is something about solo travel that can be life-affirming and joyful. But it may shock listeners of this show—Solo Travel Talk, that some people aren’t super enthusiastic about hitting the road alone. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements has just the remedy for this enthusiasm gap. If you know a non-traveler or if you yourself are experiencing blocks to your own voyages, this is the podcast episode for you. In this fun take on ‘why go solo,’ we tap into Astrid’s expertise and undo...

Duration:01:08:11

STT 68: The STEPs to Safety for the Solo Traveler

5/10/2018
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One of the best resources available for solo travelers who are safety minded is the US State Dept website. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements has poured over all the different sections of the travel.state.gov site and is prepared to impart some of this knowledge base to you. The State Dept Travel checklist, the services offered to Americans overseas, profiles of countries and international cities, safety tips—all this and more is on the site, and Astrid gives you ideas of how to use...

Duration:01:00:50