Sammy Chandhok

Madison, WI
Bucket List and Adventure Travel Specialist

I have different types of both domestic and international travel experiences, including but not limited to adventure, small group, cruising, and all-inclusive. 

The world is full of beautiful landscapes, interesting nature and wildlife, dif...
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Bucket List and Adventure Travel Specialist

Mountains above the clouds in Glacier NP
Mountains above the clouds in Glacier NP

I have different types of both domestic and international travel experiences, including but not limited to adventure, small group, cruising, and all-inclusive. 


The world is full of beautiful landscapes, interesting nature and wildlife, different ways of life and cultures, exciting adventures, and more! I love to learn about the environment and natural history of the areas I visit as I studied wildlife biology and natural resources in college. Cultural immersion through experiences, food, and talking with locals makes travel even more special and interesting. 


I have been fortunate to have been able to travel since I was a baby. I got bit by the travel bug early in life and have been hooked ever since! There are endless beautiful places to see within the United States and territories - so if you don't have a passport, don't worry, I can still plan an amazing vacation for you! Internationally, I have been to 5 of the 7 continents. You can see some of those adventures in my additional bios and photo albums.


I am excited to either plan a tailor-made vacation or find a tour or cruise that fits your vacation wants best! 

My Wanderlust Experiences


  • I have lived and traveled all over the United States – it is my dream to visit all 50. My current count is 46 states!

  • I love visiting National Parks and experiencing our natural world.

  • India has a special place in my heart. I have family in southern India that I try to visit every few years.

  • I studied abroad in New Zealand and fell in love with the country and Maori culture.

  • I learned about Thai culture through exploring towns and markets, a historical park, and some nature parks while on a group tour.

  • A trip to South America to experience the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos is one of my favorites - lots of wildlife and culture.

  • Other travel experiences include: Andros, Bahamas; Costa Rica; United Kingdom; Australia; and Paris, France.

My Travel Albums

G Adventures - Northern Thailand 2020
Overlook at Wat Saket

My Travel Stories

Family Celebration on Maui & Kauai

To celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and promotion at work, we flocked to this bucket list location in October 2023! 

Maui

Only a couple main roads to go between towns, so it is easy to navigate around the island. We stayed at the Andaz in Wailea area. A beautiful property...Read more.

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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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Fantastic trip
Great experience working with Sammy. Took care of all our questions & concerns! Booked flights for us too.
By  Cindy  from  Stanley, Wisconsin
Traveled to  USA
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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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • Alaska
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • National Parks
  • Family Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Sustainable Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • G Adventures
  • Holland America Line
  • Insight Vacations
  • Globus
  • Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations

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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