Iconic Greek Islands and Istanbul

Many people dream of visiting the Greek Islands, all dotted with whitewashed houses and clay tile roofs painted blue. The deep blue Aegean Sea surrounds the islands and its waters glisten from the bright sunshine overhead. I have dreamed as well about seeing the beauty of Greece and the islands so I took a cruise […]

Incredible Istanbul

One of the great cities of the world is Istanbul, a city I have always wanted to visit. This massive metropolis of nearly 16 million people is incredibly fascinating and captivating. Every street and neighborhood has a different vibe and character. I took an early evening boat ride on the Bosporus Strait separating the city […]

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 […]

The Rail Journey of a Lifetime

Among the world’s famous rail journeys is Rocky Mountaineer in western Canada. I have done train travel before in the U.S. and in Europe but Rocky Mountaineer is not a mode of transportation. I had a one-of-a-kind experience that will be among the highlights of my travels. The double-decker, GoldLeaf, glass-dome rail car is spacious […]

Astounding Beauty in the Canadian Rockies

Recently I discovered the pristine wilderness of Canada’s western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The Canadian Rockies straddle a vast area and showcase the power of nature. In every direction, there are mountain tops of sculptured rock and rivers of slate-colored water flowing through woods that carpet the surrounding hillsides. Forests are filled with […]

Expedition Cruising

You can travel to the most remote areas of the world in comfort with familiar surroundings on a ship built for Expedition-style cruising. This is not big ship cruising with Broadway shows, casinos, and late night dancing in pulsating nightclubs. On a Hurtigruten expedition ship, you’ll see penguins and polar bears, whales and sea lions, […]

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 […]

Family Cruising You Can Afford

For a relaxing cruise vacation, the whole family will enjoy Princess Cruises offers the right mix of family activities, good food, and great service at a nice price. I had a taste of this style of premium cruising aboard the Caribbean Princess recently. Summer vacation season is just beginning and the sailing I was on […]