About Us

Meet the Team Members of Tammy's Journeys

Tammy McDaniel - Owner/President

Email address: tammy@tammysjourneys.com

Tammy McDaniel has been in the travel and tourism industry since 1988. She has been recognized as a leader in personalized travel planning and giving expert travel advice. She has worked for major consortiums; American Express, AAA, Navigant Luxury Vacations (Virtuoso agency) and helped brand and promote Destin Air Charters (A Private Air Charter Company formally at the Destin General Aviation Airport) & Emerald Coast Aviation (A Fixed Based Operator currently at the Crestview Florida General Aviation Airport). Tammy decided through her longevity in the travel industry & knowledge of private air charters, through the professional development and education programs from the American Business Women's Association and the local Small Business Development Center Office in Fort Walton Beach Florida to launch her own company "Tammy's Journeys" a full service travel agency.

Her agency is part of Signature Travel Network with opportunities to add one of a kind service and benefits to her client's trips. Tammy has Hospitality Recreation & Resort Management interns from the University of West Florida mentoring and learning about the travel and tourism side of the business. She served a short time in the Iowa National Guard and seven years in the United States Air Force. She was born in Korea and was adopted at ten months old and raised in Des Moines, Iowa by her loving parents Billy & Mary Lou Howard. She has a brother Rex Howard who is married, has two daughters (the oldest daughter is married) and resides in Downers Grove, Illinois. Tammy has a son Joe who she is very proud of and currently resides in San Francisco. And misses their dog "Skittles" who they lost at the end of April 2017.

Marcela Andoni - Travel Advisor

Marcela was born and raised in Moldova, a small Eastern-European country. Since 2011, America is her second home. Her passion for travel begins during her childhood, when her parents would take Marcela everywhere with them. Marcela's favorite destination is her neighbor country-Romania. Later on, she graduated from B.P.H. University with a major in Tourism. In May 2021, Marcela received an Associate Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Northwest Florida State College. Graduating from college, was one of her major accomplishments.

She loves creating trips for her close friends, family and herself. It's always been a pleasure to her to help others in creating trips to their dream destinations. Marcela loves to travel on her free time, and that is how she's had the chance to see cities like: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Philadelphia. She has visited many national and state parks. Her other hobbies are reading, writing and of course sightseeing. Marcela's biggest dream is to have a job that allows her to travel. Therefore, she considers Tammy s Journeys a great opportunity to start working towards her dream.

Katie McBride - Senior Travel Advisor & Office Manager

Email address: katie@tammysjourneys.com or katiemcbride.tammysjourneys@gmail.com

Office Phone: 850-243-3809 | 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday thru Friday

Katie has been in the travel industry since 2018. She has been on many cruises in her lifetime, including both European River and Ocean cruises. She has also experienced group land travel to countries like France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

Prior to becoming a Travel Advisor Katie booked her own travel and now has learned that there are many benefits to using an agent rather than booking herself. Booking on your own you will most likely speak to a different reservation agent every time. It's nice having someone who knows and follows your booking from start to finish. Another benefit is that there are tools that alert the travel agency when the cruise rate drops and can help the customers save the cruise under the lower rate. Katie has also learned the trade secrets that also help clients save money. Lastly working with a consortium called Signature Travel Network that helps clients help with excellent deals and amenities that wouldn't be available otherwise.

Katie has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She is a certified Signature Travel Expert and have been certified in the following programs: Viking Cruises, Rocky Mountaineer, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Uniworld, Insight, National Geographic Journeys, Contiki, Trafalgar, Windstar, Riviera, Walt Disney World, The Red Carnation Collection, and the Vancouver Specialist Program.

Since Katie was little she knew that she wanted a job in travel. She now loves the opportunity to send clients on once in a lifetime journeys around the world and help them every step of the way.

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