John Werner

John Werner

As a 45 year veteran of the travel industry and the President of MAST Travel Network since 2002, John’s career has included 14 years as a travel agency owner. He has served in various capacities on the Board of the Midwest Chapter of ASTA including Treasurer and Vice President. John has also held several positions on the Board of Directors for MAST including Vice Chairman and Board Chairman during the years he owned Travel Group International, a MAST member during the 1990s.

Posts by John Werner:

In a State of Tranquility

I found the perfect antidote to the stress and uncertainty of these past 14 months. I found it at Sandals South Coast resort in Jamaica. A sense of calm immediately came over me as our private car transfer from the Montego Bay Airport arrived at the resort. Palm trees lined the driveway from the entrance […]

7 Ways For A Thrilling Time On Kauai, Hawaii

Outdoor adventures are plentiful on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Kauai is the fourth largest island in the state with no cities to speak of, only small towns and rural areas. Yet, Kauai offers many outdoor activities for visitors seeking nature’s beauty, wellness and stress-relief, adrenaline pumping activities, and Hawaiian culture. Popular Things To Do […]

The Perfect Beach Getaway – A Review Of Secrets Cap Cana

Beach lovers will be in heaven at Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. Only 20 minutes from the Punta Cana Airport, this luxury resort is a favorite of Secrets Resorts fans.  Secrets Cap Cana Amenities As I stepped out of the vehicle from the airport, I was immediately impressed by the gorgeous stone lobby […]

Relax, Eat, and Rejuvenate in Los Cabos

At the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, sits the glamorous resort town of Cabo San Lucas and its cousin city San Jose del Cabo 20 miles away. I recently returned from a week’s stay at the Hilton resort situated on the beach in between the two towns. Traveling during the coronavirus pandemic means making adjustments […]

Best Midwest Wine Trails To Visit

Amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, the need to get out and get away has never been so urgent for our mental health. Short distance road trips are quite popular. If you live in the Midwest, love sipping wine, and enjoy lazy afternoons in picturesque settings, consider visiting a few midwest wine trails. Southern Illinois Wine […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facts, Weather & More

One of the most accessible national parks in the U.S. straddles both Tennessee and North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers incredible vistas, mountain meadows covered in wildflowers, remote wilderness areas, and diverse forests. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facts & Accommodations There are at least twelve mountain peaks above 6000 feet. Among […]

Best Secrets Resorts & Spas To Visit In Mexico

As travel resumes, one of the destinations many vacationers are familiar with and comfortable traveling to because of the close proximity to the U.S. is Mexico. Popular resorts are often located on sprawling beachfront properties with expansive pools and wide beaches offering lots of personal space and relaxation. One of my favorite resort companies is […]

A holiday trip is the perfect gift for your family

Spending time with family and friends is one of the top reasons people travel so it makes total sense that taking a trip as a family, over the holidays, is like giving a gift to each other that will be remembered and cherished. I went on a Danube River cruise aboard AMA Waterways from Budapest […]

Luxury Comes to Contemporary Cruising

You may be thinking what does luxury cruising have to do with a 4000 passenger cruise ship? I found it aboard the Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship in their fleet of Breakaway-plus class of ships. Elements of luxury, through tastes and sights, are felt throughout the ship. It’s in the decor, the furniture, […]

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 […]