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.

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Get to Know your MAST Travel Advisors

While onboard this year’s All Star Trip we had each member write down 3 facts about themselves and turn in their list anonymously. The three facts included a recent accomplishment/highlight in their career other than winning the All Star Award, a funny/crazy story that happened to them while traveling, and a quirky/goofy hobby/interest they have that others […]

Left is Tight, Right is Wide

I recently returned from a trip to Ireland, where I bravely took to the roads and drove on the left-hand side. Before traveling I read a few tips about ways to maximize safety and tips to remembering everything we’ve always learned, just in reverse. After surviving driving on the left and living to tell the […]

8 Ways to Unplug on Vacation and Still Capture Memories

Going on vacation and spending time with loved ones is a great escape from the busy world of schedules, work, and school. Today we have endless options for technology, which can be great, but it can also take us away from the moment. Spend time with the people you are traveling with without being glued […]

Get Outdoors in NYC

Although popularly nicknamed “The Concrete Jungle” New York City has a lot to offer as far as outdoor activities are involved. Of course, you can take in a show on broadway, eat a fantastic meal in Hell’s Kitchen, or reflect on the 9/11 memorial. But, the city that never sleeps offers a lot of opportunities […]

The Flavors of Puerto Rico

Although Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, when you arrive you will feel transported to a country all its own. With culture, history, and traditional foods, this tiny island in the Caribbean packs a punch when it comes to things uniquely Puerto Rican.  Since the devastation of hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican […]

In de-Nile

Egypt—the land of the Pharaohs, architectural marvels, and culture dating back to nearly 3000 B.C. is a travel destination like no other. The heart of the country lies along the Nile river. Ancient Egyptians separated their country into two regions known as Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Visitors may suspect that Upper Egypt comprised the […]

Beer City—Grand Rapids, Michigan

Living in the Midwest gives us great access to a plethora of weekend travel locations. If you are in or near Chicago, like me, then you know you can be in about 6 different states in a matter of just a few hours. One such place is one of Western Michigan’s best kept travel locations—Grand […]

Nashville is for Culture Lovers

Nashville is known for country music, Tennessee whiskey, and hot chicken. But the city offers a wide range of cultural activities as well. The Frist Museum located in downtown Nashville is an excellent option for any art lover. Constant traveling exhibits offer something new each time you visit the music city. The Frist’s goal is […]

NOLA: Food | Music | Fun

  New Orleans is a city, like no other. A little southern flare, a great music scene, and a culture all its own. From Bourbon to Canal Street, Magazine to Frenchman, the food, fun, and festival is around every corner. Food The best way to experience a city is to eat. In food you get […]

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas: A Vacation for All Five Senses

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is known as the largest cruise ship at sea. What this means is endless options for dining, entertainment, relaxation, and fun. With the constant go, go, go of a cruise ship with this many options, it is definitely important to slow down and take in as much as possible. […]