About Us

Sonia Bhagwan,

Owner & Family Travel Expert


Dreaming of Sun is a nationally-recognized family travel agency, and is a franchise of Cruise One/Dream Vacations.

Sonia has been planning travel for over 20 years, has been a franchise owner for 5 years, and has personally vacationed in over 30 countries. She and her family love exploring new destinations across the globe!

Dreaming of Sun specializes in family travel, with typical trips between $7,000 – 18,000. The agency has mastered the art of curating ideal, yet affordable, vacation packages and offers payment plans for many itineraries, including ocean cruises.

Sonia and her agency have been featured multiple times in media outlets such as NBC News, ABC News, Insider, Entrepreneur, and ASTA.

I have a really busy life and really love the idea of travel, but struggle at getting a good trip. My older kids joke that they are going to plan trips because of how bad is schedule hotels in places that we stay.
I was referred to Sonia, and started having her pull together trips for me. It made my life a lot easier and I really enjoy the travels.

We have scheduled several trips with her and love the hotels and resorts that she chooses. She always gives me a good option than willing to change dates to check pricing.
I’m able to now plan several trips in advance and love looking forward to it.

-Tricia Johnson

The Team

Amanda Schulz

Amanda is mom to a teenage boy and is based in upstate New York. She leads an active lifestyle by engaging in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, kayaking and snowmobiling. Amanda’s travels throughout the Caribbean have given her the desire to become a travel agent and showcase amazing destinations like the DR, Bahamas and Virgin Islands. She would love to help you plan your next trip!

Misty Jenkins

Misty grew up on the Oregon Coast which is where her love for the ocean began. She loves exploring the world with her husband and two kids. From zip lining in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to touring London, England she loves traveling. But, the place that holds her most special memories are on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii

Elke Simmons

Born and raised in Texas, a place as diverse as it is expansive, I have a love for places that are vast and distinctive. I have spent my life traveling to new places, learning new languages, and meeting people different from me. Disney has been a huge part of my travels, too. With Dream Vacations, I want to help people enjoy the diversity the world has to offer

Melissa Mendez

Being born overseas and traveling since I was little, it’s been a dream of mine to help others find happiness in traveling. I have placed most of my focus on traveling within the U.S. and making the most out of each adventure. Whether to California, Florida, and everything in between, planning the fun escapades is all part of the journey

Vanessa Juliano

I am a single mom of four amazing kids. I grew up in Wyoming and love traveling. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and spending time with my family. Traveling with my family has been such a big part of my life because it has created so many memories.  I want to be able to help other people create their memories with their family and help them make their vacation a reality like I try to do when I travel with my family!

Join Our Team!

Currently hiring associates for AUGUST 2024

Interested in a new career in travel or a side-gig as an agent? Fill out our questionnaire and we’ll let you know if you’d be a good fit for the team!

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