About Us - Sea Escape Travel | Folsom Travel Agency

This MULTI - Award winning Travel Agency keeps current with the latest travel trends and continued education programs.

Owner Matt Knowles is a Member of: The Travel Institute (promotes a standard of industry knowledge and excellence through education & certification programs) CERTIFIED as: CTC (Certified Travel Counselor), DS (Destination Specialist for: Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Caribbean, Asia & The South Pacific), and LS (Lifestyle Specialist for: Honeymoons & Destination Weddings, Special Interest Travel and Adventure Travel). Local Travel Agent serving Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, and Beyond!

  • FIVE-Time OPAL Award Winner from Tourism Australia, for excellence in promoting DownUnder!
  • Matt of Sea Escape TRAVEL is also known as The Aussie TRAVEL Pro within the aussie community.
  • THE 2009 Recipient for KIWI Specialist of the YEAR from Tourism New Zealand for EXCELLENCE for 2009-10
  • CERTIFIED by FIJI as MATAI Specialist, HAWAII, The Cook Islands and several other tourism boards.
  • FUNDI Specialist for South AFRICA & Destination Specialist for AFRICA
  • A Certified HAWAII Wedding, Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist
  • VANUATU Specialist 2018
  • Recipient of TOP 25 Travel Agents in United States for 2012 - from Travel Agent Magazine
  • CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) CERTIFIED as: ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselor)
  • SSI ( Scuba Schools Int'l) Advanced Open Water Instructor,  DAN ( Divers Alert Network).
  • State of California Seller of Travel #: 2040379-40, also licensed by the state to sell travel insurance.
  • As seen on News10, Sac & Co, and heard on KFBK 1530 radio in Sacramento
  • A member of WESTA travel consortium
  • 2014, 2015 & 2016 Recipient of "Top 5" Awards from Down Under Answers & Africa Answers for Sales Excellence.  The ONLY travel agent to win awards in both areas of The South Pacific and Africa! and the ONLY travel agent to have received FIVE Awards in the last 3 years!!
  • Member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents)


 Travel Agent FolsomRussell Crowe with owner Matt

Matt has Traveled extensively around the world and has dived all over the world. Matt & his travel agent staff in Folsom want to give you personalized service that you can only get from the smaller agencies. He will research every avenue to give you the BEST VALUE with no unwelcome surprises. Not all travel agencies are alike. Some just quote you a price, without researching it. WE will NEVER do that. We always look for the BEST VALUE, not just the cheapest deal. Some of those so-called deals are cheap for a reason. We investigate all of the angles, and come up with the best plan for your vacation. We realize that you work hard for your money, and we too will work hard to make it a great trip.

  • We'll make this your best "escape" ever !
  • We want every trip to be a TRIP OF A LIFETIME !
  • We value our relationships with our clients, with most of our business coming from the referrals of past vacationers.

SO...... If your tired of surfing the net, and tired of going around in circles, and being more confused than before....STOP, and just call or e-mail us with your travel desires. Tell us what you want, and watch us put it all together. 

  1. Registered with CLIA (Cruise Lines Int'l Association)
  2. ACC Certified status (Accredited Cruise Counselor)
  4. Discount Vacations & LUXURY Travel
  5. LGBT Friendly agent
  6. Honeymoons
  8. Eco TRAVEL
  9. Adventure, Nature & Wildlife
  10. SCUBA Dive Travel - Matt is a Advanced Open Water SCUBA Instructor
  11. CERTIFIED Specialists for AUSTRALIA - The ONLY Aussie PREMIER in the greater Sacramento Region!
  12. CERTIFIED Specialists for NEW ZEALAND - 2009-10 KIWI Specialist of The Year for North America
  13. CERTIFIED Specialists for FIJI - Matai Specialist from FIJI Tourist Board
  14. CERTIFIED Specialists for HAWAII - Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist
  15. CERTIFIED Specialists for MEXICO - Magic of Mexico trained & certified
  16. CERTIFIED Specialists for Africa - FUNDI (South Africa) Specialist
  17. CERTIFIED Specialist for VANUATU - Vanuatu Certified 2018 (one of only a few in the USA)

Personal and Professional for YOU !