About Lauren

Lauren Byers began her career as a vacation designer in 2014 after the birth of her son. Travel has long been one of her passions and staying home to raise a family has been one of her greatest desires. Becoming a part of Joyful Journeys allowed her to fulfill both of these longings in her life.

Lauren lives in Lula, GA with her husband Jimmy, son James, and daughter AnnMarie. Lauren is a graduate from North Georgia College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. Before beginning her career as a travel designer, she worked in the wedding industry and also managed motorcoach charters for a well-known transportation company. Lauren enjoys being a work from home mom more than she ever imagined!

Walt Disney World is her family’s favorite vacation destination and they travel there as often as they can. Lauren and Jimmy also look forward to their annual all-inclusive couple getaways at Sandals Resorts.

Lauren finds joy in helping couples find the perfect destination for their honeymoon, anniversary or just a fun getaway; and she feels that customizing a unique Disney or Universal vacation that fits each family’s needs is just as much fun as traveling there herself. Lauren’s ultimate goal is to make her clients’ vacations as stress-free and fun as possible. Creating a backdrop for memories that will last a lifetime is her desire with each and every client who chooses to trust Lauren with their vacation planning.


“Planning a wedding is stressful enough. Do yourself a favor and turn over the honeymoon planning to Lauren. She made the process so effortless and thanks to her recommendations, we had the best trip of our lives hand down!! She is so pleasant to work with and I absolutely recommend her for any traveling needs!”

Taylor H.

“When we arrived at our destination in Cancun we were evacuated upon arrival to a shelter due to a cat 4 hurricane that had progressed while we were in the air. Lauren answered her phone on the first ring and stopped everything she was doing to be supportive and explore possible alternatives. All the while, she was in Cancun as well, passing through the same situation we were. We stayed in contact through the night and were a mutual support system in a time of need. What a blessing.”

Nikki M.

“Lauren is AMAZING at planning vacations- especially to Disney! She went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was taken care of for us. I’m so glad a friend recommended Lauren to us! She gets a 5 Star rating from our family, and we will DEFINITELY be using her for future vacations!”

Valdora D.

“Lauren helped plan the most wonderful vacation we have been on yet! She answered all my millions of questions, got us a great hotel with shuttle service right by our port of call, gave us all her insider tips and tricks to make the most out of our time sailing on a Disney Cruise! Would highly recommend her to anyone planning a vacation!!”

Elizabeth W.