Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem has worked in the travel industry since 2014. Although, her love of travel began far before that. Amber grew up visiting cousins stationed throughout Europe and worked as an Au Pair in Germany for a year between High School and College. She started working at a local travel agency in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after graduating from Central Michigan University. Amber began working for MAST Travel Network in 2016 and is the Social Media Specialist. She runs the MAST Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat and she teaches twice monthly webinars to travel agents on using social media to promote travel. Amber has continued her passion for travel and social media by also teaching a course at Moraine Valley Community College in their Hospitality program.

Posts by Amber Zakem:

Romance in Mexico

As a regular traveler, it may come as a surprise that I have never been to Mexico. I have traveled to the Caribbean, as well as some of the southern states in the U.S., but I have never gone south of the border. This all changed Labor Day weekend when I took my 3rd wedding […]

Hidden Gems of Italy

The Principe Hotel Venice Featuring a terrace with lovely views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Principe is 650 feet from Santa Lucia Train Station. It features antique furniture and typically Venetian décor. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar while admiring the views. The restaurant serves Venetian specialties and international cuisine, including fresh fish […]

Top Cruise Line Entertainment

Norwegian Cruise Line When it comes to the award-winning entertainment on board NCL’s ships, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Acrobats soar while jaws drop during the dazzling performances of Cirque Dreams and Dinner®. Get your glitter on with the heartwarming musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Norwegian Epic. Witness music […]

It’s All Greek to Me

Greece—the land where western civilization began, democracy was created, and where you can find some of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted. This ancient country boasts more than 4,000 years of history scattered across its mainland and 6,000 islands. Here you will find the great minds of Plato and Aristotle’s school of thoughts mingling […]

Best Restaurants in Mexico According to Travel Advisors

Sunset MonaLisa Los Cabos, Mexico Carved into a cliff overlooking the Bay of Cabo San Lucas with the best view of the famous Arch at Land’s End, Sunset MonaLisa consistently presents a new experience to those seeking excellence in food and service. Located at the tip end of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, Sunset MonaLisa […]

15 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

If you are looking for a travel agent near you, please visit www.mvptravel.com and use the Agency Locator to find your travel agent! 1. Save Money! Travel Agents have access to the myriad of airfares, hotel rates, package tours, and cruise vacations worldwide and are internet savvy. Accompanied by strong working relationships with travel suppliers, often the […]

Two Days in Los Angeles

One of my favorite things about traveling is that each destination you visit takes on its own identity. What I mean by this is that every city has such a unique personality that you get to explore different sides of yourself with every trip you take. For me the trip begins long before I actually […]

The Hipper Side of Nashville

There’s nothing like heading south and experiencing a little southern charm and the lights of Broadway street in Nashville. If peddle pubs and countless bachelorette parties are not your idea of a great weekend, don’t discount Nashville just yet. There are so many exciting neighborhoods in this town, each with their own identity. Nashville isn’t […]

River Cruising — Not Just for your Parents

When we hear river cruise we often think of retirees who are looking for a bit of adventure, with people their own age. This is true, but myself and new travel trends are proving that river cruising is not just for the Baby Boomer generation. Now there are still options for the active 55+, but […]

An Austrian Adventure

Between the beautiful countryside, picturesque towns and bustling metropolitans, Austria is a diverse country that offers different types of journeys for all types of travelers. If you’ve ever been to Austria, then you know the hills really are alive with the sound of music. Julie Andrews gave us a peak into the gorgeous landscape and […]