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:

MASTers Of Travel Series #6: Las Vegas

In Episode 6 of MASTers of Travel, John Werner, President and COO of MAST, virtually sits down with MAST Member and Agency Owner Karen Kimmey of Ok Travel Agency, Chicago, Illinois. John and Karen discuss her most recent trip to Las Vegas, and how Sin City is handling regulations of social distancing and limited capacity. […]

Best Off The Beaten Path Mexico Vacations

With Mexico open for U.S travelers, now is a great time to look into some of the off the beaten path Mexico locations. Get the culture, adventure, and geographic wonders of this amazing country, without having to surround yourself with crowds. See our list below for the under-the-radar cities in Mexico that we recommend!  Best […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #5: Disney

MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with MAST member and agency owner Kelly Ortiz of Guru Travel, Elgin Illinois. In Episode 5 John and Kelly discuss Kelly’s recent trip to Disney World. Kelly is an all things Disney expert. Not only does she run Guru Travel, but she also has a popular blog […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #4: Punta Cana

In episode 4, MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Liisa Gunter of Cary Travel Express, Cary Illinois, to discuss current travel to the Dominican Republic. Liisa specializes in Mexico and Caribbean travel holding her AmResorts Master agent certificate. She loves this area in the world and has traveled to almost all AmResorts. […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #3: Mexico & The Caribbean

John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network sits down in this installment of MASTers of Travel with agency owner Jennifer Walker of Jennifer Walker Travel, Washington, Illinois. Jennifer has been in the travel industry for over a decade and has been an agency owner since 2015. She enjoys traveling with her son to […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #2: Cancun, Mexico

John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network sits down with MAST member and agency owner Patty DeRoo of Crystal Lake Travel, Crystal Lake, Illinois to discuss her experience traveling during COVID-19. Patty has been with Crystal Lake Travel since 2003 and in the industry since 1991. She specializes in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Patty traveled to Mexico twice over […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #1: Destination Weddings

MAST Travel Network President and COO John Werner along with Journeys Travel Inc. Agency Owner Jeni Chaffer take an in-depth look at the current state of travel, specifically in regard to destination wedding planning. Jeni has been in the travel industry since 2006, and specializes in destination weddings, romance and family travel. John and Jeni […]

Best Winter Travel Destinations With Packing List

Now is a great time to start considering your winter travel options. Whether you are looking to warm up on a beach or hit the slopes here is our winter travel destinations list. From the islands to the mountains and everywhere in between, winter travel is a great way to spend the holidays. Best Winter […]

What To Bring On A Ski Trip

As you begin to plan for your cold-weather vacation what to pack for a ski trip should be first on your mind. When thinking about what to bring on a ski trip our list will provide some of the essentials. Whether you are off for a weekend ski trip or spending several weeks at the […]

The Best Places For Fall Travel, USA

With fall right around the corner, looking for fall travel locations is a must. Fall travel destinations in the USA are vast from warm weather options to the best fall foliage options. Check out our list below for the fall travel destinations we are loving! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to check out […]