Alicia Saba | The Splendid Traveler

About Alicia Saba | The Splendid Traveler

The Splendid Traveler was created with the drive of adventure and inspiring others to see the world. I am passionate about creating unique, personalized travel experiences you wouldn’t have known were possible by booking on your own. I love helping clients embark on travels that enrich their lives.

Nine Things To Know Before Visiting New Zealand

By |2020-06-02T17:55:56+00:00May 29th, 2020|New Zealand, Travel Tips|

Updated: May 29th, 2020 | Originally Posted: Jan 12, 2016 New Zealand regularly tops the list as one of the world's must-visit destinations for its sweeping landscapes, adrenalin activities, and wilderness experiences. So if you're thinking of heading to the "Land of the long white cloud," here are ten things you should know

Best Wildlife Experiences in South Africa

By |2020-01-08T18:27:38+00:00January 8th, 2020|South Africa|

Posted: January 8, 2020 South Africa is a popular travel destination due to its mild climate, fantastic luxury hotels and lodges (such as the Silo Hotel), game reserves, and the abundance of wildlife. Close to 300 different mammals that have been recorded in South Africa. There are so many various wildlife encounters in

Profile of The Silo Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

By |2019-11-14T16:48:49+00:00November 10th, 2019|Hotels, South Africa|

My stay at The Silo Hotel earlier this year really struck me because it's everything a luxury hotel should be: excellent service, unique decor, comfortable beds, world-class facilities, and great food and drinks. It's one of my favorite hotels in the world. The Silo Hotel looks out over some of Cape Town's most picturesque

The Best Stopovers on the Way to Australia & New Zealand

By |2019-10-23T21:54:23+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Australia, New Zealand|

It's no secret that the flights to Australia & New Zealand from the United States are long. It can take up to 24 hours to get from New York City to Sydney. Stopping for a night or longer along the way helps break up the trip and adds another destination to your travels. Here

When is the Best Time to Visit Australia?

By |2019-07-25T21:16:21+00:00July 24th, 2019|Australia|

Australia is an enormous country, spanning multiple climactic zones, meaning that the best time to visit Australia varies widely depending on where you want to go. Rainfall differs dramatically from the tropical north to the temperate south, while temperatures at one end of the country are often very different from the

The Value of Virtuoso Amenities

By |2019-07-25T21:33:52+00:00June 20th, 2019|Travel Tips|

As a Virtuoso agency, The Splendid Traveler is fortunate to have a world of resources at our fingertips. Through Virtuoso, we are able to offer our clients exclusive Virtuoso amenities at the majority of top hotels around the world. Benefits vary by property, but generally Virtuoso travelers receive upgrades upon arrival (if available at

When is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

By |2019-07-25T19:53:55+00:00February 26th, 2019|New Zealand|

New Zealand is a destination that is all about immersing yourself in the great outdoors and taking advantage of the spectacular landscapes the country has to offer, and with each of its distinct four seasons offering something special, there isn’t a bad time to visit. Whether you want warm, sunny beach days,

What is Virtuoso?

By |2018-10-17T16:52:54+00:00July 24th, 2018|Travel Tips|

The Splendid Traveler is fortunate to have a world of resources at our fingertips, thanks in large part to our partnership with Virtuoso, an organization of the top travel agencies, travel providers, and destinations worldwide. Through Virtuoso, we are able to offer our clients exclusive amenities, upgrades, access, and experiences. The depth

Choosing the Right Luggage for Your Next Trip

By |2019-07-25T22:29:38+00:00August 12th, 2017|Travel Tips|

Almost all travelers have a Nightmare Luggage story. You spent a lot of money on a fancy brand-name bag that broke on the first leg of the trip. Or you skimped on the spending and got exactly what you paid for. Or the bag that you thought would be comfortable and versatile turned out

Is Your Credit Card Protecting You?

By |2019-07-25T21:10:31+00:00June 19th, 2017|Travel Tips|

Every credit card company offers different benefits. However with a travel insurance plan, there is simplicity to what coverages are available. If you do not want a travel insurance plan because you think your credit card - or homeowners, auto, or health insurance - provides enough travel-related protection, it's wise for you to contact