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You don't need a travel partner to have the most glorious adventures! Astrid Clements, founder of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, is a SOLO TRAVEL expert with over 35 years experience. Specializing in affordable luxury travel, let Astrid be your guide. Whether you are a business traveler or an independent adventurer, or if you are just tired of waiting for someone else to join you, Solo Travel Talk is sure to have something for you.

Solo Travel Talk with Astrid Astrid Clements

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

You don't need a travel partner to have the most glorious adventures! Astrid Clements, founder of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, is a SOLO TRAVEL expert with over 35 years experience. Specializing in affordable luxury travel, let Astrid be your guide. Whether you are a business traveler or an independent adventurer, or if you are just tired of waiting for someone else to join you, Solo Travel Talk is sure to have something for you.

    Managing Travel Letdowns | Hassle-Free Travel Expectations

    Managing Travel Letdowns | Hassle-Free Travel Expectations

    Don’t let unmet expectations steal your travel joy! If you find yourself saying, “That wasn’t worth it” Astrid Clements, your solo travel advisor, has some tips and coaching for you can have a positive travel mindset and manage your expectations no matter what your travel experience. Astrid has a lot of experience turning so-so experiences into winning trips. Get past over-hyped sights and supposed “must-dos” that don’t deliver and get into serendipity, openness, and hassle-free happy expectat

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Crowds, Crowds Wherever I Go | Hassle Free Travel Series

    Crowds, Crowds Wherever I Go | Hassle Free Travel Series

    Oh, sweet irony—you leave your home to see new things only to be greeted by crowds, lines, and people wherever you go! Over tourism, lines, uncomfortable crowding—all of these factors can make it seem like it’s not worth it to go anywhere. Astrid Clements doesn’t like crowds either and has some tips for managing crowds, lines, and overstuffed destinations. Listen to this episode of Solo Travel Talk, the Hassle-Free Travel Series if you want some tips about managing the hassle of crowds on your trips

    • 59 min
    We Used to Dress Up to Fly | Hassle-Free Flying

    We Used to Dress Up to Fly | Hassle-Free Flying

    No fooling around: we’re diving into the dark heart of travel hassle in this episode of Solo Travel Talk. When people gripe about travel hassle, are they really just saying flying is a hassle? We used to get dressed up to fly, but these days the flying game is all about managing the misery. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements has filled this episode with tips for preparing for and managing the flight portion of your travels. This episode is part of Astrid’s series on Hassle-Free Travel.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Hassle-Free Travel Mindset | Introducing the Hassle-Free Travel Series

    The Hassle-Free Travel Mindset | Introducing the Hassle-Free Travel Series

    Is hassle blocking you from pursuing the travel you want to experience? Do you get filled with a mild (to severe) sense of dread when thinking about hitting the road? Astrid Clements, founder of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor and The AstridTravel Club, brings you the new Solo Travel Talk podcast series—The Hassle-Free Travel Series. On this inaugural episode of the series, Astrid shares the key elements of making travel hassle-free plus introduces what’s coming up in the series.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Astrid Travel Club | 2020 Trips and Interview with Madeline Freret

    The Astrid Travel Club | 2020 Trips and Interview with Madeline Freret

    BONUS: The AstridTravel Club has an amazing slate of trips planned for 2020! Astrid shares the inspiration for the club, what the club offers, and how to know if membership is right for you. We also speak to Madeline Freret, who is a trip facilitator and the force working behind the scenes to make the ATC member experience wonderful. Affordable luxury, mindful travel, time for reflection—all of these qualities come together in the AstridTravel Club, with the Astrid Clements flair (of course.)

    • 48 min
    The Hotel New Otani Tokyo

    The Hotel New Otani Tokyo

    It has happened again: Astrid is flexing her superpower of hotel selection, even in Japan. The Hotel New Otani is elegant, with traditional gardens, onsen, restaurants, concierge, beauty and thoughtful touches throughout. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements is famous for getting a high-quality hotel for her travels. On this final episode of the Japan Series, Solo Travel Talk let us sweep you away to Japan and the elegance of Hotel New Otani.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Great Travel Tips ,

Whether you travel solo or not, Astrid's tips are wonderful.

Astrid shares a wealth of information and has so much fun recording these podcasts that it comes through the speakers. I love this podcast.

Another Solo Female Traveler ,

If you’re ok with judgmental, slightly racist comments...

I listened to this podcast to prepare for an upcoming solo trip to Mexico, and felt so disappointed and shocked at the amount of off-hand comments about the people, prices, and culture. The assumptions that Astrid makes about being at-risk because of her “long blonde hair” are eye-roll inducing. In one of her other Mexico City episodes, she compares the affordability of one hotel to “campground prices.” I just don’t see how these kinds of comments are helpful or encouraging for cultivating cross-cultural openness. Is her travel only to judge the rest of the world? Please try to exercise more conscious kindness and open-heartedness when sharing your experience.

ArmyGirl25 ,

Great Info

Great information they’re putting out!!! However, can you give some other information other than Paris?? Thanks

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