Sammy Chandhok

Madison, WI

Soft/Active Adventure & Bucket List Travel Agent

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I believe this wholeheartedly. Travel has the potential to open minds and expand horizons. I would love to help plan a trip for you that embodies all your wants and needs. Through personal experience and specialist trainings, I have expertise in soft and hard adventure travel to both unique and popular destinations. With a multitude of resources available to me, I can create a tailor-made itinerary to check off something on your bucket list or find an escorted tour to suit your travel style and interests! River and ocean cruises allow you to get a taste of many destinations in a relatively short amount of time, and are a great experience in and of itself.

My Travel Specialties

Sustainable Travel

There are a number of global environmental challenges the world is facing and travel can potentially add to that. But it doesn't have to! There are certain suppliers that are dedicated to sustainable travel, some methods of travel are more eco-efficient, some companies that will donate materials or...
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Sustainable Travel Love

Bucket List and Adventure Travel Specialist

I am excited to plan a tailor-made vacation or find a tour or cruise that fits your vacation wants! I have personal domestic and international experience and training for multiple types of travel including but not limited to adventure, small group, and all-inclusive. 

I have been fortunate...
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Mountains above the clouds in Glacier NP

My Travel Albums

Hawaii - Maui and Kauai, October 2023
Blowhole along Kaanapali Coast, Maui
Grand Teton Nation Park - 2017
Glacier National Park, Montana 2019
Mountains above the clouds, Going-to-the-Sun Rd
Road Trip! New Mexico-Arizona 2022
Utah - 5 National Parks in 7 days
Zion NP
G Adventures - Northern Thailand 2020
Overlook at Wat Saket

My Travel Stories

Universal Orlando - Harry Potter World

If you are as big of a Harry Potter fan as I am, the Universal Parks in Orlando are a must! I listen to the audiobooks read by Jim Dale at least once a year. So, of course, visiting Harry Potter World was on my travel bucket list! In February 2022, my mom surprised me with a trip to Universal for...Read more.

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best. Honeymoon. Ever
Easy to communicate with. Prompt. Helpful. Worked with our wants for this trip and made them happen! Made sure we had everything we needed pre travel. Gave us suggestions on what to pack. Was always available for a phone call to go over travel documents, etc.
By  Elise  from  Centereach, NY
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wonderful family vacation
Sammy was very helpful in our planning. Was very happy with the selection of seats on our flights with the family.
By  Donna  from  Reedsburg, WI
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Very competent Travel Agent
Very helpful - answered all questions - very thorough - and friendly!
By  froid  from  Black Earth, WI
Traveled to  New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Memory Making Trip
I was nervous going into this process. I had never used a travel agent before, but I knew Burkhalter had been in business for as long as I remember so I turned to them to help me plan the trip. I met Sammy face to face in the office which I really appreciated. She explained about choosing a hotel and Park package that would fit my son and me. My son is 17 and this was our first big trip together and it was my goal to make some great memories for him. All transportation from the airport to the hotel, and the hotel to the parks was amazing and easy. The only hiccup we had was the airline cancelled my plane from my connecting spot to home and we were put on a different flight. Because of that we had a six-and-a-half-hour layover between flights. The airline never contacted me, and Sammy hadn't noticed it until I pointed it out on our final itinerary. At that point it was apparently too late to make any changes. Aside from that we had a great time!
By  Alison W.  from  Verona Wisconsin
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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One of our favorite trips!
She was very responsive to messages and was eager to help me plan my vacation!
By  Anne   from  Madison
Traveled to  San Francisco ~ California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Thailand
  • Alaska
  • Iceland
  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Eco-Tourism
  • National Parks
  • Family Vacations
  • Global Travel
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Cruises
  • Wellness

Top Travel Partners:

  • G Adventures
  • Holland America Line
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Insight Vacations
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations
  • Globus
  • National Geographic Expeditions

Certifications/Awards:

  • Globus, G Adventures, VAX Specialist Certs
  • Rocky Mountaineer, Rail Europe Certs
  • Iceland, New Zealand, Alaska Specialist Certs
  • Alexander & Roberts, Micato Safari, CIE Certs
  • unCruise Adventures, Disney Certs
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