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.



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 for 2 years now but definitely not new to travel. She has been on over 15 cruises in her lifetime at age 26 including both European River cruise and Ocean cruises. Some examples are Norwegian, Carnival, and Holland America. 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.



Jeanne Naini - Travel Advisor


Email address: jeanne@tammysjourneys.com or jeanne.tammysjourneys@gmail.com


Jeanne was born and raised in Ft Walton Beach, Florida. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern Mississippi. Jeanne spent most of my young adult life living in Orlando and very familiar with Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World. When she was in her mid-thirties she started going on cruises. She has taken cruise vacations on Carnival, Royal Carribean, Norwegian and Disney. Jeanne then decided to try out all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and Costa Rica. She has to say Costa Rica was her favorite vacation spot until last year, when she went on her first European River Cruise. She was able to take a 7 days down the Danube River and it was incredible experience. Jeanne also has Ski experience too. Travel is one of her favorite things to do and as a travel advisor she is continuing to learn what she needs to know to help others take seamless and fun vacations. She has received travel advisor certifications with Riviera River Cruises, Globus/ Cosmos tours, Avalon Waterways and AMA Waterways River Cruises, G Adventures-National Geographic Trips; but she is also a specialist in vacation companies offering tours and cruises closer to home receiving her certification with American Queen Steamboat Company/ Victory Cruiselines, Un-Cruise, Tauck, Rocky Mountaineer and soon certified with Insight Vacations, Amtrak and American Cruise Line. She is working on her Signature Travel Expert Certification. Jeanne helps Tammy's Journeys clients navigate through the process of filing travel claims with insurance vendors.



  
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