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"We wanted our seventh (and perhaps last) sojourn Down Under to be very long and very memorable: in addition to seeing old friends, we looked forward to numerous train rides, lots of scenery, and good looks at corners of New Zealand (the Southern Island's West Coast) and Australia (the North West) we had not yet seen. What we didn't want was the formidable task of arranging it all. So we presented Matt with a ten-story house of cards surrounded by a toothpick perimeter, and stood by while he glued it all together. And glue he did. It all went impossibly smoothly, except for a railroad's booking error we discovered while there. In no way was that Matt's doing, but our unbelievable rescue certainly was. Matt did a beautiful job through and through, and we enjoyed an adventure we'll never forget. Thanks, mate!" - Bill & Macell M. (SEP-NOV 2012 from Sacramento, CA)

"We have asked Matt of Sea Escape Travel to plan two trips for us, one to the east coast of Australia and the other one to New Zealand and the "rest" of Australia.  On each occasion, Matt met with us in our home, providing us with a detailed itinerary and answering all of our questions.  Both trips proceeded without a "hitch" and went smoothly.  Hotels booked were clean and comfortable, and all guides used were friendly and professional.  We couldn't have asked for anything more." 
 – Pat & Steve F. (Sacramento, CA)

Hi Matt,
Thanks for your help in planning our trip to Australia.  We saw things and experienced trips we would never have found on our own. Everything went smoothly and when we go back we’ll call on you again.  – Jack P. (Meadow Vista, CA)

“Our Australian adventure was fantastic thanks to Matt!  The planning of our trip was a big undertaking because we didn’t have any preconceived ideas of where we wanted to go beyond Sydney.  Matt started by taking out a map of the continent and telling us about each of the places we could go and some interesting things to do if we decided to make tour stops at any of them.  We instantly felt comfortable in Matt’s ability to plan our trip when he told us that we wouldn’t stay anywhere he hadn’t stayed or take any tours he hadn’t taken himself.  He expertly planned our trip based on our preferences and we couldn’t have been happier with the result!  When he recommends staying at the Southern Ocean Lodge and climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge … do it!”   - Brent and Amber K. (Folsom, CA)

"My wife and I had been wanting to go to both Australia and New Zealand for years. We frequently travel internationally and do most of the planning on our own. But with these two countries we had only general knowledge of the area and general ideas of what we want to do. We searched the Net for help and found Sea Escape Travel to be a great source for ideas. And even better, we discovered that Matt, who lived nearby, was willing to come by and discuss options with us.  And we were glad he did. He travels Australia and New Zealand frequently and is very familiar with both. We discussed things we definitely wanted included, things he thought we might enjoy based on our discussions, and our budget. We talked several times to further define our wants and desires and soon after he sent us the final plan.

Matt was in contact with us throughout the trip. He sent an email when he learned of a new option that might interest us. He also helped us modify the plan when a medical issue kept us from one part of our trip.

All things considered, Matt did a wonderful job for us and we highly recommend his services to you."
-Jerry & Aileen M. (Sacramento, CA)

Matt Knowles, of Sea Escape Travel, was our travel agent for a trip to Australia in March of 2010.  Included in our trip was snorkeling in Cairns, visiting relatives in Brisbane, touring in Tasmania, horse packing in the Snowy Mountains as well as short stays in Melbourne and Sydney.  Matt met with us early in the planning stage for the trip to determine our specific wants and needs.  His advice and guidance resulted in a smooth and hassle free experience.  He scheduled many of the site tours that we would never have thought to visit.  Matt met all of our expectations in regards to international and local flights, tours, lodging, car rentals and currency exchange.  We were provided with a written daily itinerary which enabled us to have an enjoyable and trouble free vacation.  -Willie & Sue B. (Nevada City, CA)

Matt Knowles and Sea Escape Travel experience was SUPERB. Upon my initial meeting with Matt, it was apparent that he really knew the Australian landscape and the many wonderful and varied adventures to be experienced. Matt was organized and extremely efficient a quality that was so apparent once my Australian vacation began. Every tour that was recommended was awesome and every hotel location was great. I never had to worry about any of the travel connections during the entire trip. Every pickup to either a tour or to our hotel was prompt and efficient. Every tour that we took was professional and so much fun. We felt that all the suggestions given by Matt were spot on. There is a great experience waiting for each of you in Australia and Matt Knowles with Sea Escape is the best travel agent that I have had the pleasure to work with.
– Laura F. (Granite Bay, CA)

Matt is most knowledgeable in all things Aussie and was a great help in planning our Australian adventure.  The excursions he booked us were 1st rate".  Thank you for all your help putting our trip together, we had a fabulous time.  Sincerely,
-Kathy & Don F. (Sacramento, CA)

We have used Matt's services for a group tour of New Zealand and an individually designed trip to Australia.  Matt’s extensive knowledge of each country was evident in the list of locales and sights he presented.  He listened to our interests and suggested tours for each stop.  Our accommodations were excellent and centrally located in each city.  Each tour was a small group (one was just the two of us) and the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.   Both trips provided wonderful lasting  experiences of each country. – Don & Gail W. (Sacramento, CA)

Matt was absolutely wonderful in helping us plan our vacation.  When a good friend and I decided to go to Australia we both had picked sites we wanted to see.  Matt was great in letting us know about other activities that were in the surrounding area as well as what to expect.  No matter what part of Australia he knew the area and was ready with ideas.  And he also gave us great travel tips too.  This vacation was one of the best and I hope I have the opportunity to visit Australia again.
– Tammi T. (Sacramento, CA)

Going to Australia was our family's dream vacation. We had done a fair amount of research and had a list of places we wanted to visit while there. We originally went to our usual travel agent and were frustrated with the lack of knowledge and inability to design a detailed custom itinerary. We found Matt through the Australia tourism website. We contacted him to begin planning our trip and were immediately impressed. He understood what our family wanted and made suggestions to improve our trip. Matt made our itinerary a reality and his suggestions were highlights of our trip! We can't wait to begin planning a return trip!
-Justina & Greg C. (Woodland, CA)