Hello! My name is Matthew. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about GothamGuru. I grew up in a small town in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I fell in love with NYC the first time I visited with my family when I was 12. During that trip, I became certain that NYC was where I was meant to be, and I promised myself I would return. And so, immediately after graduating from college I moved here.
As soon as my bags were unpacked, I planned the first trips for family and friends to visit at Thanksgiving. Over the next 20+ years, my knowledge of and love for New York City have grown and deepened. I have created countless trips for guests from all over with a wide variety of interests.
The initial spark for GothamGuru arose from the joy I receive in sharing New York City, my second home, with others. No matter what you’re interested in, the Big Apple has the best of everything–from art museums, Broadway, and Carnegie Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Madison Square Garden. I draw from this vast array of experiences, align them with your wants, needs, and budget; and deploy my local knowledge and expertise to build an itinerary that provides the most enjoyment for your time in NYC.
I am not only an NYC destination expert. As a fully accredited, independent travel consultant, I am licensed to plan and book your trips to any global destination. Flights, Cruises, Tours, All-inclusive Resorts, Hotels, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Groups, Dining and Sightseeing, Travel Insurance. I have the knowledge, network, and imagination to elevate your travel from good to Great to WOW.