Travel Tips

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

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

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

Yes, You Should Have Travel Insurance

By |2019-07-25T21:11:12+00:00May 8th, 2017|Travel Tips|

Travel insurance is so important, especially when traveling to far away destinations. Even the most seasoned travelers sometimes feel confused about travel insurance — what’s out there, what it covers, whether or not they need it. While coverage and policies vary from state to state, here are some basics of travel insurance information to get

The Splendid Traveler is a Finalist for FAVE Small Business

By |2019-07-25T18:45:05+00:00October 24th, 2016|Travel Tips|

Thanks to everyone who nominated The Splendid Traveler for Austin Young Chamber's Annual FAVE Awards. The Splendid Traveler is a finalist for FAVE Small Business! The FAVE (Favorite Austin Venture or Enterprise) Awards are hosted BY young professionals honoring businesses who support a community FOR young professionals.

5 beaches To Add To Your Sydney Itinerary

By |2019-07-25T17:54:55+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Australia, Travel Tips|

One of the things that makes Sydney such a picturesque and livable city is the endless beaches that surround it. From the famous sands of Bondi to the little known Northern Beaches, there is no shortage of spots to soak up the Australian sun, surf, and sand. Sydney’s Beaches are intertwined with the local culture,

Lodges I Love: Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection

By |2019-07-25T18:28:09+00:00May 6th, 2016|Lodges I love, New Zealand, Travel Tips|

Annandale is set on a 4,000 acre sheep and cattle farm comprised of four unique luxury villas scattered across the property, each with their own distinctive character. Location Annandale is a 90 minute drive or short helicopter ride from Christchurch and 30 minutes from Akaroa. During your journey from Christchurch, you’ll see the spectacular