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:

All About Watersports in Key Largo

With only 24 hours in between back-to-back conferences in Miami and Ft Lauderdale, I decided to spend the time in Kay Largo. Having only passed through the island in the past, driving to Key West, I learned what makes Key Largo the ideal destination for all kinds of water sports. Key Largo is a sucba diving enthusiast’s playground. The Florida Reef spans 350 […]

Barcelona: Captivated by Art and Architecture

I can’t wait to visit Barcelona again, a city of treasures on every street corner and in every neighborhood. I took in the all of the amazing views from high above the city on top of Montjuic, the city’s largest park similar in size to Forest Park in St. Louis, or at ground level with […]

Sandals Royal Bahamian Getaway

For an easy nearby vacation spot I hopped a flight to Nassau in The Bahamas and a stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian. Only 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Nassau, Sandals Royal Bahamian is situated on a small footprint of land, but offers so much. The resort is trimmed by soft […]

Barefoot and Shirtless in Tulum

Tulum, known for the archaeological site founded by the Mayans in the 15th century as a cultural and religious center has become a sought-after destination beyond history seekers exploring the ruins of sacred temples. To the surprise of my wife and I, a vacation in Tulum is unlike a stay in one of the glitzy […]

One Day in Austin

If all the time you have is one day in Austin, Texas, you can have a fun-filled day. While attending a conference in Austin, I had a free afternoon to do a little exploring on my own in downtown Austin. Starting with a walk to the Texas State Capitol, I first came upon, the expansive park […]

A Day of Adventure to Isla Mujeres

When I was in Cancun recently, I took a fun excursion aboard a catamaran to Isla Mujeres, the eastern most island in the Mexican Caribbean. The 4.3 mile long, half-mile wide island, has a bit of a Key West vibe combined with a day-tripper island such as Put-In-Bay, Ohio or Mackinac Island, Michigan in that […]

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 […]