It's the number one obstacle for traveling solo: safety concerns. In this two-parter, Astrid shares her significant insights about staying safe when going solo. (Even non-solo travelers are going to learn from this set of episodes!) In this first part, Astrid covers location and lodging. Picking where you go to travel has a lot to do with having the confidence to travel alone. Plus, since we all need to sleep, Astrid goes into hotel safety, starting with selection, her litmus test for a hotel, and wraps up with safety gadgets that might be a help in your room.

Do you dread packing for your trips? Astrid has an amazing packing list to solve this source of travel stress. Get it at her website, Follow Astrid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or with your favorite podcast app. Just go solo!