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Matthew Wahlgren

San Jose, California Travel Agent

An independent agent with Ticket to Travel in San Jose, CA, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

River Cruise, Europe, and Hawaiian Getaways Expert

Rainbow Falls, Hawaii
Rainbow Falls, Hawaii

My career in travel began as a hobby. After returning from the Peace Corps in 2006, I began to help my family members and friends with their own travel plans. I simply loved sharing my experiences abroad and I enjoyed assisting them as they created their own itineraries that were sure to be filled with many memories. In 2014, I decided that I should turn my passion into a career, and I never looked back.

I work with both new and experienced travelers in order to provide them with an unforgettable experience. I specialize in booking the following trips:

  •  European Adventures — Having traveled extensively across the entire continent, I take pride in my ability to create customized tours for my clients. Planning a European vacation brings back so many memories for me, and I love providing my clients with personal recommendations that enhance their trip. I often find myself recommending European river cruises to my clients, as this is a wonderful way to see many destinations while also enjoying the perks of a luxury cruise ship.
  • Hawaiian Getaways — If someone comes to me and says that they want a relaxing vacation, the first destination that I recommend is Hawaii. I travel to the state at least once every year, and I have visited The Big Island, Maui, as well as Oahu. When creating an itinerary, I always provide my clients with information on must-see attractions and points of interest. These are tips that they may not find in just any guidebook, and my travelers love that they have reliable recommendations before they even arrive.

When my clients come to me with an idea for their next vacation, I begin to sift through all of the options that are available to them. I present them with different scenarios, and help them navigate the planning process. At the end of the day, my goal is to help everyone create a personalized itinerary that results in their own dream experience.

I want to share my experiences with you and help you plan the trip of a lifetime. Contact me today, and we'll get started immediately!

Click the link below to listen to a short interview with me where I discuss river cruising and other adventures. http://travelagentinterview.com/1

My Reviews

11 of 19 people found this review helpful

Thanks Matt!

Reviewed By Madetimewilltravel - Bay Area, CA | Traveled to Europe
Matt was easy to work with and was able to turn around our plans in a relatively short timeline. Matt's suggestions were spot on and we had a fantastic time on our trip to Europe as a result of the hotels and activities he located for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Jason and Christine. Glad to hear you had a great time!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great travel assistance

Reviewed By Clay - San Jose, ca | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Matthew assisted us in the planning and execution of a New England fall foliage trip this past September and early October 2017. We also extended our trip to include New York City. Matthew’s advice and planning was flawless, including being able to contact him during our trip if we had additional questions or concerns. He had all our documentation and intenary at his disposal and was able to assist us 24/7 if needed. In addition he contactsed every hotel on our behalf and in several cases was able to get us complimentary upgrades at no extra cost. For one hotel we even got a two room suite, with an inroom jacuzzi!!! Wow, what a special perk and it was because of Matthew’s hard work and attention to us as his clients. There is no need to search a dozen websites and spend hours on my own when a simple call to Matthew has done it for us. This was our fifth trip, including to Europe that we booked with Matthew’s help and he is now our go to travel consultant. Thanks Matt!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Glad you enjoyed the upgrade and enjoyed your tour.
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Excellent Trip

Reviewed By Dino - Fountain, CO | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Matt put together my first trip to Cancun. He did an excellent job! He put me in one of the best resorts with everything I asked for. I was extremely satisfied with the service from the rides to and from the resort to the service at the resort. I was alone and felt very comfortable and safe. Thank you Matt!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Glad to hear you had a great time!
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Fun family vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth

Reviewed By Jessica R - Morgan Hill, CA | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
We've booked our past few family vacations through Matt, and have never been let down! He always finds us the best deals that fit our needs. He is a pleasure to work with and very thoughtful! We loved the vacation care package he put together for our trip! Thank you for making our vacation planning less stressful! We truly appreciate you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Glad you had a great trip! Loved the pictures on Facebook.
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Flawless trip

Reviewed By BetteKP - CAMPBELL, CA | Traveled to Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
Matt helped me with a short notice trip to visit family members in Seattle. He reminded me to do the little things that can make a big difference, like informing the credit card company you'll be traveling so there are no issues with your charges. He found a cheaper flight on a better airline, made good suggestions for local hotels and advised me on where to get a rental car. Just knowing there was someone to call if I had problems went a long ways to relieving my travel anxieties! Matt is my go to guy for travel forever!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Bette! I'm so glad I could be of service. I'm looking forward to helping you out with your next trip!
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Aulani Disney Experience

Reviewed By arlene - san jose, ca | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Matthew is a very well organized agent. He took care of everything and i didnt even have to worry on anything. Whenever i have questions regarding my vacation/trip, Matthew always responds to my call/text/email promptly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you so much Arlene! It was a real pleasure helping you plan your family vacation.
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Awesome Trip!!!

Reviewed By Rose A. - San Mateo, CA | Traveled to Mexico
Matt was a pleasure to work with in regards to our family trip. It was not easy trying to coordinate 25 family members but somehow he managed it successfully! He is very pleasant and professional, he made sure we were doing well before, during and after our trip. Very knowledgeable and provided us with tips and guidance. I would definitely book all our trips with Matt.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you! It's great to hear that everyone in your family had fun on the cruise.
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful

Family trip to Cuzco, Peru

Reviewed By Reggie - Santa Clara, CA | Traveled to
Matt created the perfect Machu Picchu tour for us. We went with a 1 year old toddler, and he made sure all our rooms had cribs and that we were well taken care of. Everything in our tour went smoothly and we couldn't be happier!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Matt made preparing for Tahiti a breeze!

Reviewed By Dan - San Jose, CA | Traveled to
Matt helped us out with combining a cruise in French Polynesia with pre and post cruise land options. Specifically he arranged our stay in Moorea at an overwater bungalow. Matt was very responsive before the trip, he communicated with hotel management to ensure everything was prepared for our arrival and that we received excellent treatment upon arrival. The travel gifts before departure were a nice extra touch too! All in all it was a pleasure to do business with Matt and I highly recommend him to anyone planning a small trip to a long getaway.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Family Disneyland Trip

Reviewed By Vince - Sunnyvale, CA | Traveled to
The Disneyland trip I booked for the family was great! Zero issues and everything went off without a hitch! I strongly recommend using Ticket to Travel. Thorough service and saved me a lot of time. They even provided goody bags for all my kids!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Spain was Super!

Reviewed By Daisy - San Jose, CA | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Matt was so helpful in pulling together all of the components to our trip to Spain. He found great deals on airfare and hotels and provided information about passports, things to do in the area and helped me to investigate some tour options.
I had a last minute addition to the trip and again he helped to get tickets and rooms at the last minute.
Matt was fantastic and very responsive to all of my questions and needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
I'm glad I was able to be of service.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Napa Trip

Reviewed By Anniversary - Orlando Fl | Traveled to Napa Valley ~ California ~ USA
Fantastic job on planning our trip to Napa! We really appreciated your responsiveness and attention to detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Leonard. Glad I could help make your anniversary a little more special.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

First Riverboat Trip and highly recommend it!

Reviewed By Durand's - San Jose, CA. | Traveled to Europe
Matt took care of our group of 8 people, and we all praise him for his diligence in making this trip as smooth as possible. Travel abroad can be an adventure, so we were relieved to have it handled efficiently from start to finish. He provided plenty of materials and information on what to expect, which helped greatly.
He has our highest recommendation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Deric!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

This was an awesome trip!

Reviewed By Kathleen - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Wow - awesome experience working with Matt. He was incredibly responsive to our needs and wants in planning a trip to Ireland! I am looking forward to planning another trip and utilizing Matt's services. I have already recommended him to a friend. He is absolutely wonderful!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Kathleen. Great to hear you had a wonderful time.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Loved Japan and we definitely want to go back!

Reviewed By Cindy - Santa Clara, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Matt was very informative, quick to respond, and patient with all of our questions. The details of searching for the best flight deals, emergency medical insurance, cancellation insurance and booking confirmations on hotel stays, were all taken care of by Matt. We received information for the Japan tour cost, deposits and deadlines, and highlights of the tour. We were also offered a discount for early booking. Since we had Military ID's we were able to receive the TSA pre-check status by disclosing our known traveler number. Thanks Matt! Now we will use it for all our future trips! Another added touch was receiving tips for first timers to Japan, a suggested packing list, and commonly used words and phrases, which ended up being very useful.

As far as the 9-day Japan tour, my husband and I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm sure if there were any issues, Matt was there to take care of it because we didn't have any worries. A real vacation! Matt, let's book our next adventure
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thanks so much Cindy! Glad you and Efren had a wonderful time. Details for next years group trip coming soon. Hope you both can make it!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great experience and trip!

Reviewed By JoJo - San Jose, CA | Traveled to Fort Lauderdale ~ Florida ~ USA
It was great working with Matt! He was very responsive and accommodating. I'm already sending him my future travel plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you for the review! I'm excited about your next adventure.
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Responsive, friendly and knowledgeable

Reviewed By Zig - SF Bay Area, CA | Traveled to
Matt is very helpful and knowledgeable. I was booking a family vacation in Yellowstone, and he helped to find hotel that was still open despite it being the low season and convenient. He also personally emailed the hotels to make sure I get special treatment. Matt goes above and beyond his call of duty. Highly recommended!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Trip to Bali, Kuala Lumpur & Singapore

Reviewed By KY - Cupertino | Traveled to
Knowledgeable: Found ideally located hotels with quality service and amenities. Asked about SPG Hotels and got much needed info. Responsiveness: Incredibly easy to contact and responded incredibly quickly even though I was overseas. Helpful: Helped book everything and everything went incredibly smoothly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 15 people found this review helpful

Japan

Reviewed By Ken - San Jose, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Matt is great! Friendly, thorough, considerate. It was fun traveling with him. He handled the entire trip like the pro he is.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thank you Ken! I'm glad you were able to join the group. More trips to come...
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Best Trip!

Reviewed By Vic - Sunnyvale, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Matthew was very helpful throughout our trip. Had a great time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Glad to hear you had a great time. Hopefully you can join the group again next year!
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

It was one of my best trip

Reviewed By Regina - Suisun City CA | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
He was very helpful and he did an excellent job.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Best trip ever

Reviewed By Happy Traveler - San Jose, CA | Traveled to Mexico
Great experience. Matt took care of all my arrangements. He allowed me to focus on having a great time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Matthew Wahlgren responded:
Thanks Hung! That's exactly my goal. Glad to hear that's the experience you had.
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Made Honeymoon Planning Easy

Reviewed By Sarah - Sunnyvale, CA | Traveled to
Matt made honeymoon planning easy. I appreciate all of the research that he did and his flexibility to make changes. I will definitely utilize his expertise when planning my next trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

He found the right hotel which I was looking for.

Reviewed By Yusuke - San Jose, CA | Traveled to
He found the right hotel which exactly I was looking for. It was great that the room was also upgraded to Jr. Suite, which I did not expected!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

Wonderful honeymoon in Bali

Reviewed By Alisa - San Jose, CA | Traveled to
Matt, my honeymoon was great, thanks to you! The hotels were great, the staff treated us very well, we got special honeymoon treats, the tours were interesting and the transportations went smoothly. I especially appreciate your patience while booking our trip. I know that we took our time to research what we wanted to do and we were really distracted with other life things happening and you were nothing but professional in your communication.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful

New Years Eve made perfect

Reviewed By Elyse - San Jose, CA | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Matt was very gracious to help plan our first trip to Disneyland with our toddler. i got more of everything from Matt than I would have on my own. While the rate was slightly better, the perks at our hotel and care package for my 3 year old made all the difference in the world. We had a corner room overlooking the lagoon at CA Adventure to catch the shows and fireworks from our room. The details make all the difference and Matt takes care of all the details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 16 people found this review helpful

Universal Studios Hollywood - Family Trip

Reviewed By Universal Studios Hollywood - San Bruno, CA | Traveled to Universal City ~ California ~ USA
Matt was able to help me find a family friend hotel that was within my budget for my trip to Universal Studio Hollywood. The hotel was 15 - 20 minutes away from the park, which was fine for my family. But as a huge bonus, the hotel was only minutes away from a major strip mall which had a lot of restaurants and a Target! Traveling with a 2 year old, this helped with our meal needs as well as allowed us to buy any forgotten necessities.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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