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:

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]