“Our Danube trip inspired a deeper love of classical music with several concerts and guides who really knew their stuff and focused on the musical highlights of the cities visited, but, perhaps more importantly, it seemed to inspire a deeper love of our radio station.”
Peter van de Graaff, WFMT, Chicago
“Matthew, your insight, your instinct, your experience, your wisdom, your decisiveness, your willingness to roll with the waves, and... create opportunities for beauty, made this trip, for me!” Fred Child, Performance Today
“Earthbound Heroes – Thank you for the extraordinary care you provide for all of our MPR/APM guests on our custom travel trips. You are great partners to work with.”
Amy Hyatt - America Public Media
“The music connections were great for me, but also the art, architecture and insights into history were very valuable. We were entertained, educated, fed, accommodated and delighted with our Blue Danube excursion.”
Anders Yocom, Classical Music Host, Wisconsin Public Radio
“The cruise ship atmosphere allowed me to interact at one time or another with just about everyone on board, making it a real pleasure to experience.”
Walter Carroll, NEPR
“Such a beautiful ten days on the Danube. So many great memories.”
Steve Milne, Capital Public Radio Host
"I think the trip was amazing. One of the best experiences I have ever had. It offered so much: culture, history, politics, beautiful scenery and wild animals."
Joey Cohn, KNKX, General Manager
"There is no other experience to equal an Earthbound Expeditions journey. We were treated to the best seats at concerts, some arranged just for us in unique locations! The hotels were wonderful, the restaurants were real "finds" and the local guides knew their cities intimately. Can't wait for my next adventure with Earthbound Expeditions!"
Hoyt Smith, KDFC - San Francisco
"Traveling with Earthbound Expeditions, you should expect to have the time of
your life and to be guided by the most knowledgeable, warm, experienced and
witty people you’ve ever met. If you’ve travelled before with Matthew & Danna
Brumley, and their superb team, you know how wonderful they all are. New
Earthbound travelers will learn, will be enlightened, will eat and drink beautifully,
will see amazing and important sights, will have fun and laugh a lot, and will take
home a treasure trove of memories that will be with you forever.
We have taken several trips with Matthew and Danna, each better than the last,
and cannot wait to join them again.
Kent Stowell & Francia Russell
Longtime directors of the Pacific NW Ballet
"I have had the immense pleasure of working with Earthbound Expeditions many times on both international and domestic horticultural tours. Matthew and his team have created a unique chemistry in their approach to garden-based experiences- making it fun and relaxed for all of the guests while providing one-off visits to private gardens that few others have the opportunity to enjoy. I truly could not more heartily recommend any tour enterprise, especially in their dedication to making the guests feel entirely well cared for."
Plantsman, garden writer, horticulturist & nurseryman
"Hi Matthew, Quick note to tell you how fantastic our New Zealand adventure was! I loved the itinerary,--the biking, hiking, etc were just wonderful--and our guide was terrific. The food and hotels were perfect. Thank you for creating such a lovely experience for us. Our travelers were just radiant as the trip came to a close and I didn't want it to end!"
Minnesota Public Radio
"I've hosted 14 journeys for Classical KING FM and it is not the slightest exaggeration to say that this was by far the best of them."
Brad Eaton, Classical KING FM, Seattle
"A Paris culinary adventure? With Earthbound Expeditions? Been there, ate that.
And I can't wait to do it again."
Nancy Leson, KNKX host- Food for Thought
“I have to mention the obvious affection the repeat travelers have for Matthew and his team. That was obvious from the moment we arrived--it says a lot about his work.”
Peter Bryant, Program Director, Wisconsin Public Radio
"We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strong partnership on the Travel Club.
You are the best!"
Brenda Barnes, King FM - General Manager
"Thank you for the extraordinary trips to Cuba and Switzerland/France. So well planned, organized and executed – it was wonderful! Thank you for your hard work, special efforts and magical touch!"
Naomi K - Travel alumni
“Our trip to Cuba during the Havana jazz festival with Earthbound Expeditions
was a transformational experience. All the details big and small were handled
with the utmost professionalism while we immersed ourselves in all things Cuban,
from history to food to jazz music.”
Simon Rowe: Executive Director -Brubeck Institute
“Visiting Cuba is transformative, engaging and a real celebration of humanity. Add the tapestry of the island’s rich musical landscape ready to be experienced by all visitors, and you come home with memories that will last a lifetime”. In a word, Bravo!"
Dr. Jonathan Overby, “Higher Ground” host
Wisconsin Public Radio
"Just a quick note to say our WPR trip to Cuba was terrific! Our guides, Matt and Rosie, were superb, and everyone on the trip seemed to have a very memorable experience. Many thanks for putting together such a wonderful trip."
“To the Best of Our Knowledge”
Wisconsin Public Radio
“We find ourselves revisiting the many moments and experiences we shared on the Blue Danube trip. It exceeded our expectations and we would be hard pressed to add to or delete any of the activities offered throughout the journey.”
“Life changing. Beautiful. Flawless. Beyond my expectations. Sign me up for the next one!” – WCQS Guest
“[The WPR] Our group was a lot of fun--good travelers, well-suited to one another, and intent on enjoying themselves. I spent a great deal of time in small groups with most everyone, especially at meals and during our tours."