Planning Process

The Splendid Traveler creates personalized, unique experiences based on your interests, travel style, and travel goals. I look forward to working with you to make your travels easy, comfortable, creative, and smooth. With the extensive knowledge, travel experience, and connections, you’ll travel with a unique itinerary you would not have known were possible by booking yourself.

We will discuss your interests, travel style, and goals. You will fill out a questionnaire that asks the types of accommodations you typically like, the nature of the experiences you want, modes of transportation you prefer, and the types activities you have in mind. You don't have to know specifics—it's our job to create an itinerary based on your preferences.


Once your travel goals are clear, you can relax. The Splendid Traveler will create your itinerary based on what we have discussed. Of course, it will be revised until it completely reflects your vision.


Before your travels, you will receive hot tips and insider knowledge as well as answer any questions you may have. Why waste time Googling and potentially finding the wrong information. You’ll be guided on the best routes, tips, restaurants, and sites, so you have a good idea of things to experience before you arrive.

We will never be further than a phone call away no matter where you are 24/7.

Why Work With Us?

Expert Guidance

As an industry expert in travel to Australia and New Zealand, we have uncovered the best hidden gems; experienced the hotels, restaurants, and activities; and, essentially, paved the way for you to get the most out of your travels.

Save Time

Let The Splendid Traveler do the time consuming work of creating your unique and personalized itinerary. There is no need for you to spend your time searching and agonizing over the many decisions. All you have to do is show up!

Personalized Planning

It's all about YOU! Your dream, your reality, your comfort, your memories. When you collaborate with The Splendid Traveler, your trips will be tailored to your preferences, interests, and budget. No "cookie cutter" trips.




Alicia did not only point out some of the most beautiful and hidden places in New Zealand and adjusted [and re-adjusted] all travel plans to time and budget, but was also the most patient, understanding and accommodating service professional I have ever experienced. - Jess C.

With Alicia's thoughtful help and guidance, my husband and I had the most spectacular trip to NZ and Australia. We spent the majority of the trip on NZ's magical South Island--and are now passionate about encouraging others to feel the benefit of Alicia's knowledge, attention to detail and willingness to tweak plans until they are a perfect for you. - Julie T.
Alicia's expertise and recommendations made our Australia trip absolutely fantastic! She was easy to work with and very helpful both prior to our trip and during our trip.

- Evan K.