Welcome to Sunshine Journeys!

We are a Lynchburg travel agency with the backing of an international network of tour operators, cruise lines and resorts to get you the most expert advice and best vacation experience ever. Our experience and commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us a solid reputation with our clients.

To learn more about each of us, please scroll down to OUR STAFF and read about Jennifer, John, Teresa and Amanda.

Go ahead and poke around, find what you need and then contact us. We can't wait to help you create your own Sunshine Journey!

J McDaden


Travel Agent

I began my career in travel at the age of 11 when my family moved from Texas to Virginia. I didn’t know then that I was starting a career; only that I was completely in love with going new places and seeing new things. My family vacationed a lot. It started out with trips in the U.S. and grew into trips to Europe. Everywhere we went, we met amazing people and ate incredible food. I was hooked! 

After marrying my husband, he quickly realized we weren’t going to sit at home very much. We’ve been in places where all five of your senses come alive. We’ve felt the rumble of Volcan Arenal in Costa Rica. Heard the calving of glaciers in Alaska. Seen a herd of sheep stop traffic in Scotland. Tasted poi at a luau in Hawaii. Been lured by the aroma of meat patties all over the Caribbean. 

Since experiencing all these things, I finally decided that I needed to turn this passionate hobby of mine into a career. I realized that once you travel, you have the tools to help others go where you’ve been, so here I am. I am a Certified Sandals Specialist Gold, a Destination Wedding Specialist, a Globus/Cosmos/Monograms Certified Planner and a Viking River Cruise Specialist.

I’ve been to Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Iceland, Scotland, all over the Caribbean & other countries in Europe and am ready to help you find your perfect Sunshine Journey!

Email: jennifer@sunshinejourneys.com




Travel Agent

At a young age, my family made sure to take me new places and experience new things. As I grew older and started a family I continued this tradition. This tradition became a passion that I never knew existed until after traveling on my honeymoon. After that, family and friends took notice on our travels and would frequently ask us to help them on their trips. This is how I got started with Sunshine Journeys.

I am married to my amazing wife Kristen and have two wild and adorable sons Luke and Levi. When I am not creating unforgettable trips for people you can find me working in the back of an ambulance as a paramedic.

All you need to do now is contact me, then sit back, relax and let me put together your unforgettable Sunshine Journey.  

Email: john@sunshinejourneys.com

Phone: 434-568-0977



Travel Agent

My love of travel began with an absolute need to experience new things.  I grew up in beautiful St.Petersburg, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. St. Pete Beach is consistently rated in the top 10 beaches in the United States, and for good reason.  My daily normal included white sugar sand and over-the-water sunsets, not to mention the best local seafood.  I grew up where other people vacation.

That means that when my travel bucket list started growing, I didn't just want to lay on a beach.  Of course, there's always time for a day at the beach, but I craved something new and out of my comfort zone!  My adventures so far have taken me zip-lining thorugh the rain forests of Costa Rica, touring professional sports stadiums in Europe, rebuilding houses in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, and line dancing in Tennessee.  I've eaten gallo pinto on a family's patio while chickens roamed, Jamaican patties from a street cart, and conch from a literal hole in a wall just because the locals said try it.  Every trip has been unique and taught me something new about this beautiful world we live in. 

I have been blessed to be able to experience many new things and I want to share that with others. Whether you plan to visit the gorgeous sugar sands of my home state, or want to wander the world outside our continential borders, let me help you get there. Every person's bucket list looks different and I want to hear yours! Let me help you build some memories and check one more location of your list!

Email: teresa@sunshinejourneys.com

Phone: 727-239-3287



Travel Agent

Travel has been a passion of mine since I was young. My parents viewed travel as a form of education that could not be taught in a classroom. As a family, we explored many states, going from dude ranches and national parks out west to the tranquil northern lakes or the historic cities of the eastern coast.
As I got older, I was able to expand my travel. I did missions work in Jamaica where I was able to immerse myself in the culture and fall in love with the kindness and hospitality of the people. I taught at a school in the most adorable, quaint town in the middle of the Swiss Alps. I traveled to Paris with my older sister and fell in love with chocolate eclairs, the brightly lit nighttime Eiffel Tower and the magnificent artwork of the Louvre. I toured Europe and experienced grand castles, eerie historical sites, fields of vibrant flowers and an array of art and architecture.
After graduating with a degree in Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2011, I married a professional baseball player. Our baseball life allowed us to live and travel all over the U.S. I became an expert at planning travel and decided to take my expertise to the next level and became a travel advisor.My goal is to use my experience and love for travel to help others plan a vacation that fits perfectly with their vision. Let me help you with a stress-free and memorable Sunshine Journey!
Phone: 321-239-7529