Affordable Luxury Ideas from Astrid Solo Travel Advisor


Escape to Where the Action Is: The Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel

Escape to Where the Action Is: The Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel

While there are many wonderful hotels around the world that are outstanding, there are few that are iconic. The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach falls is in this rare category.

The Oldest Department Store in America

The Oldest Department Store in America

On my Miami to Maine solo driving adventure, I enjoyed discovering the uniqueness of the 12 places I visited. On my first day in The Hamptons, I noticed a distinctive shopping venue, Hildreth’s, the oldest store in America. I was fascinated by the store’s longevity and, of course, I had to go in and see what made this store special.

Looking Back at My Solo Driving Adventure from Miami to Maine

Looking Back at My Solo Driving Adventure from Miami to Maine

As I gear up for the launch of Astrid Solo Travel Advisor, a website that provides affordable luxury tips and tricks for solo travelers, I decided to look back at some of my favorite moments spent traveling alone in 2015.

Wine Tasting at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons

Wine Tasting at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons

On my Miami to Maine solo driving adventure this spring, I spent a week in the Hamptons. I allotted enough time there to explore the best of what the area had to offer. One of the biggest surprises was the proliferation of viniculture on Long Island. I discovered there is a North Fork and South Fork Wine trail with over 65 vineyards to visit.

A Bed and Breakfast with Butler Service in Southampton

A Bed and Breakfast with Butler Service in Southampton

Choosing an affordable place to stay in the Hamptons for the solo traveler is a challenge. First and foremost, the Hamptons is one of the toniest vacation spots in the country. Consequently, everywhere is pricey. On top of cost, being able to find somewhere to stay is not easy. There are relatively few lodging options to be found. After an extensive search, I booked a reservation for my week long trip at A Butler’s Manor based on the information gotten from their website.

A Casual Chic Dining Spot in Bridgehampton

A Casual Chic Dining Spot in Bridgehampton

On my Miami to Maine solo driving adventure, I spent a week in the idyllic Hamptons and never had a bad meal. Read about my favorite! 

A Pink Palace in Boca Raton
Lincoln Road: Luxury Lane on South Beach
The Epic Hotel: A Downtown Miami Hotel for the Cosmopolitan Solo Traveler

The Epic Hotel: A Downtown Miami Hotel for the Cosmopolitan Solo Traveler

With the proliferation of luxury hotels in Miami, the difficult decision for the solo traveler is where to stay. If the downtown area is your base of activity, I recommend the Epic Hotel. 

A Solo Traveler's Guide to Miami's Little Havana