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STT 043: Taking Some of the Stress Out of Holiday Travel

11/16/2017
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It's almost something we've come to expect: holiday travel being a stressful disaster. Nothing can take the fun out of the season faster than stress! On this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid Clements-- your Solo Travel Advisor-- tackles traveling during the holidays and how to make it all a little easier (so you can enjoy yourself! This is a holiday vacation, after all!) Travel insurance mentioned on the show: Allianz Travel Insurance (Please note: this is an affiliate link.) We love...

Duration: 00:41:50


STT 042: Business Trips That Feels Like Pleasure Travel

11/9/2017
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For many people, traveling for business is the introduction to solo travel. Is it possible to use business trips as a way to not only get solo travel experience, but also as a way to enjoy leisure travel at the same time? On this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid explores how to make business travel feel like leisure travel. In addition to practical business travel tips, you'll learn the necessary mindset to enjoy fun and enrichment without letting the business suffer. We love sharing the...

Duration: 01:03:38


STT 041: Travel Trends the Solo Traveler Needs to Know

11/2/2017
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Luxury travel is becoming democratized, which has led to the expansion of the affordable luxury market for travelers. This is just one of many travel trends examined in this episode of Solo Travel Talk, the solo travel podcast. How some travelers expect to be changed by travel; which travel trends follow the desires of solo travelers the most closely; how making a difference is becoming a part of vacations; and many more trends are discussed on this show. Listen to this episode if you want...

Duration: 01:06:48


STT 040: Your Key to Solo Travel Success - Back to Basics

10/26/2017
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If you want to make your solo travel adventures successful, you’ll need to have your fundamentals in order. Thankfully you have your own Solo Travel Advisor, and your solo travel podcast Solo Travel Talk. The conversation on today’s show was inspired by Astrid’s recent appearance on the THINKING LIBERTY travel podcast. (Link to that show here.) You'll hear what Astrid does before every adventure, how (really) to get started solo traveling, her highs and lows of solo travel, and the number...

Duration: 00:40:17


STT 039: The Evolution of a Solo Traveler

10/19/2017
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Astrid has an amazing depth of experience with her solo travel and on this episode of Solo Travel Talk, we document the evolution of the solo travel journey. Along the way, there are stories of inspiration, discovery-- we even get to hear about Astrid's recent trip to Ireland and how the opportunity of business travel can further develop a solo traveler. One thing that has evolved to near perfection is Astrid’s packing list—no joke, her packing list has been refined over many years and...

Duration: 00:44:44


STT 038: 15 Packing Tips Every Solo Traveler Should Know

10/12/2017
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Anyone who has ever listened to Solo Travel Talk knows Astrid is passionate about easing packing stress! On the new episode of your solo travel podcast, Astrid shares 15 packing tips (not to be confused with her packing list) that will set the stage for successful solo travel. You'll learn about picking a color palette for your clothes, how to organize your things, features your luggage should have, avoiding weight related baggage fees and so much more! Astrid, your expert Solo Travel...

Duration: 00:29:56


STT 037: Self-Discovery and Reflection on the Road - Gerri Hobdy

10/6/2017
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Listeners, you are in for a treat. On the new episode of Solo Travel Talk, we hear from Gerri Hobdy and learn from her unique perspective. The discussion moves from "placemaking" to journaling, the power of walking in a city someone is touring, and many more interesting places. Gerri beautifully delves into how travel-- and especially solo travel-- can be a tool of self-care, and shares how some of her own travel has had life changing implications. We hope this episode serves as an...

Duration: 00:39:31


STT 036: Some Trusted Brands for the Solo Traveler

9/28/2017
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Astrid has a lot of tips and thoughts about how to make your solo travel better, and today we turn her attention to some trusted global brands. On this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid profiles two hotel brands; a luggage company; and a cruise line. Not only will you get solid information, but you will be inspired to add these brands to your travel, enhancing your overall solo travel experience. Mentioned on the show: SofitelSO SofitelThe Kessler CollectionIT LuggageUniworld Cruises...

Duration: 00:37:57


STT 035: The Call of a Place

9/21/2017
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It might start as an inkling, maybe it grows to a pull-- a feeling that you need to visit a particular place. What is this force and what's behind these longings we might feel to travel somewhere? On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, Astrid examines the source of these calls. You may be surprised at the romanticism and spiritual nature of the conversation on this solo travel podcast. If you have ever felt drawn to a place, this show is for you. Mentioned on the show: Open Russia...

Duration: 00:49:36


STT 034: Solo Travel From Hanoi to NYC

9/14/2017
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What do Hanoi and New York City have in common? You'll find out on this episode of Solo Travel Talk as Astrid talks about both these cities in terms of being a destination for the Solo Traveler! You might find yourself adding both these cities to your MUST SEE list after listening to this solo travel podcast episode. Astrid has an amazing packing list available for download. Get it at her website, AstridTravel.com. Follow Astrid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can subscribe to...

Duration: 00:30:42


STT 033: Get Dreaming About Singapore and Bangkok

9/7/2017
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Whisk yourself away to Singapore and Bangkok on this new solo travel podcast episode. This week on Solo Travel Talk, Astrid continues a mini-series about different destinations she thinks you should consider. You won't be able to resist the call of Singapore and Bangkok after listening to this show! Mentioned on this episode... Singapore Gardens By The BaySingapore Art MuseumMarina Bay SandsSingapore Flyer Bangkok Sofitel Bangkok SukhumvitGrand PalaceChao Phraya RiverChatuchak...

Duration: 00:42:07


STT 032: Destination Dreaming - Lisbon, Marrakesh, + Abu Dhabi

8/31/2017
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How about a little destination dreaming as summer wraps up? On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, Astrid takes listeners on an adventure to Lisbon, Marrakesh, and Abu Dhabi. To make it a bit fun, Astrid uses a 1-10 ranking for some of the aspects of these cities which might appeal to the solo traveler. Get ready for a nearly round the world jaunt as this solo travel podcast visits each of these cities. Mentioned on the show... In Lisbon: Trolley 28Rua Augusta In Marrakesh: Staying in a...

Duration: 01:03:10


STT 031: Easy Budgeting for the Solo Traveler

8/24/2017
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Adventure is wonderful, exotic locales are wonderful, solo travel is wonderful! But, there is a practical consideration: travel costs money, and a travel budget can make the difference between stress and nasty financial surprises OR enjoying and savoring your trip. On this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid shares a step by step process for generating a useful travel budget and easy tips that will help you stay on track while you are away. Mentioned on the show: Astrid's budget toolThe...

Duration: 00:42:04


STT 030: Destination - Beijing

8/17/2017
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Beijing, the capital city of China— a country with a rich cultural history, a huge population, and place that might be intriguing to the solo traveler. On this solo travel podcast episode, Astrid Clements profiles Beijing as a destination. Listeners will hear tips on how to take their own solo trips to China, what the solo traveler can expect, and even how to use private guides, tours, and going pure solo to have an amazing Beijing experience. Reduce your trip stress by using a packing...

Duration: 01:12:36


STT 029: Road Trips for the Solo Traveler

8/10/2017
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Ahhh… the open road. If you feel the call of the highways, byways, and interstates, this solo travel podcast is for you. Road trips are a special kind of journey and might be a perfect venture for the solo traveler. Astrid discusses how to plan for a solo road trip, how road trips differ from other solo travel, and even shares some stories from her own Miami to Maine road trip. Even a road trip requires packing. Reduce your trip stress by using a packing list! Astrid has an amazing...

Duration: 00:44:10


STT 028: Dos and Don'ts of Culture for the Solo Traveler

8/3/2017
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Different than cultural literacy, knowing the dos and don'ts of another culture can make your solo travel more comfortable and allow you to engage more deeply with the place you are visiting. On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, Astrid shares some "how-to" about learning cultural dos and don'ts plus some thoughts about developing the global mindset of travel. Reduce your trip stress by using a packing list! Astrid has an amazing packing list available for download. Get it at her website,...

Duration: 00:37:13


STT 027: Destination - Venice, Italy

7/27/2017
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Prepare to be swept away to the jewel of Italy: Venice. On this episode, Astrid profiles Venice as a destination for the solo traveler. Experience the sights, the canals and bridges, and the walking (!) of this amazing city. This solo travel podcast will give you a sample of "musts" to be sure to do, plus some tips on what to avoid (including a harrowing tale of bad pizza.) Astrid believes Venice should be on every traveler's bucket list, and this show is designed to help you make the most...

Duration: 01:44:49


STT 026: Saint Petersburg Art Routes Wrap Up, Part II

7/20/2017
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We are confident that you are going to want to visit Saint Petersburg after this show! Saint Petersburg is an amazing destination and one of Astrid's favorite cities. On this episode of Solo Travel Talk, you will hear about some destinations you should consider if you go to Saint Petersburg. Astrid's vivid descriptions on this solo travel podcast will convey the beauty and opulence of some of the most splendid sights of Saint Petersburg. Mentioned on the show: Hermitage, The Diamond...

Duration: 00:42:20


STT 025: Saint Petersburg Art Routes Wrap Up, Part I

7/13/2017
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Art Routes Saint Petersburg was a glorious success, and on this episode of Solo Travel talk, Astrid introduces Saint Petersburg as a select, must-visit destination. The discussion turns to the classic arts and the prominence of ballet in Saint Petersburg. Astrid details how the Art Routes Tour took a deep dive into the world of ballet. If you want to get excited about visiting this premiere Russian city, this episode is for you. This is part one: next week, the show continues by covering...

Duration: 00:46:22


STT 024: Freaky Fliers

7/6/2017
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If you have ever thought, "This giant metal tube shouldn't be in the air!!" then this solo travel podcast episode might be for you. Being afraid to fly is common, and Astrid knows something about the topic. On this episode of Solo Travel Talk we turn our attention to feeling good in the friendly skies. Astrid covers facts (designed to increase your confidence) about flying and practical flying tips--most that you can put into action right away to combat your flying phobias. Reduce your...

Duration: 01:00:02

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