As natural explorers, quarantine is a foreign concept to grasp for most Americans. While we lately have been spending more time in our homes, our passion for adventure persists through these critical times. Consider starting small and venturing out into your own backyard, once the stay-in-place orders and mandatory 14-day quarantines are lifted. We recommend these wide-open-space vacation destinations in the U.S. where you can continue to comfortably social distance.  


Explore and get inspired by Alaska’s vast landscapes, towering mountains, massive glaciers, and abundant wildlife. Highlights include; Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Yukon, Fairbanks, and more!  


Experience pristine forests, rugged mountains, and thundering waterfalls. Highlights include; Ski Resorts, Glacier National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the city of Helena, and much more.


When it comes to epic beauty and dramatic diversity, no state compares to Arizona. Highlights include; Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, and Sedona, just to name a few.

South Carolina

Moss-draped oaks, stately mansions, wide beaches, and rolling mountains make South Carolina a fascinating destination. Check out Savannah and Myrtle Beach, head up to Charleston or down to Jekyll Island for a full southern charm experience.


Whether you’re looking to ski the world-famous Rocky Mountains, explore the many cities and towns or enjoy breathtaking natural beauty, you’ll find your perfect adventure in Colorado. Highlights include; Vail, Aspen, Boulder, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, and so much more!  

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, the clear, cobalt blue lake tucked into the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range, welcomes athletes, adventurers, and casual travelers to its easygoing and pine-scented atmosphere. Experience Emerald Bay State Park, Alpine Skiing, Heavenly Village, and more.  


The state truly has adventure for all. From epic theme parks for the kids, to the Daytona Beach International Speedway, to the Florida Keys, your family has endless options for your next vacation.


Texas has great beaches for bird watching, boating, and fishing. Plus golf courses, cowboy and high art culture, and a rich history. Spring break in Corpus Christi or South Padre Island. Enjoy golf and big city life in Dallas or Houston. Tour West Texas and Hill Country from San Antonio and Austin to Amarillo and El Paso.

Washington DC

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. Explore America’s history by visiting Mount Vernon, Ford’s Theatre, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and more!  

New England

Discover white-sand beaches, and lighthouses, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, panoramic mountain views, and dockside restaurants with delicious seafood chowder, lobster, and blueberry pie. Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Island, Cape Cod, Newport, Salem include some of the area’s highlights!

Stephanie Werner

Stephanie grew up in the travel industry with both her mother and father in the business. A graduate of Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, with a degree in Communications, Stephanie started her career in Inside Sales with Mayflower Tours. In 2014, Stephanie was hired by MAST Travel Network in an administrative position. After taking on a few different roles throughout the company in the graphic design, marketing, and communications areas, she has been promoted to Director of Membership & Business Development since then. Stephanie is a member of Midwest ASTA's Board of Directors, participates in ASTA Headquarter's Consortia Committee and Young Professionals Society, and sits as Committee Co-Chair for the JV Program, an organization for MAST affiliated travel professionals under the age of 40.