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:

Awesome Times for Bachelor and Bachelorettes Parties at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth, Texas, a city rich in western heritage and cowboy culture, offers an unique backdrop for celebrating the hurrah of single life. Nestled within this vibrant city lies the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, a quintessential Texan experience that promises a fun time. Whether you’re looking to embrace the Wild West spirit or enjoy modern […]

The Best of Scotland: Victoria Street, Game of Thrones, Outlander, & More

Scotland is a small country but full of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. My Scotland journey was an itinerary designed by Globus family of brands, and a new touring style called “Choice Touring”. The tour was named “Hot Tam! Scotland by Design”, a wonderful mix of sightseeing, free time, and the ease and comfort of […]

A Trip To Red Rock Canyon & Valley of Fire State Park

Las Vegas is famous for its over-the-top man-made attractions, but nearby natural attractions offer plenty of awe-inspiring sights. When I am in Las Vegas, I head to the west side of the valley to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The red rock formations of sandstone peaks and walls change colors with the time of […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

One of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country is in Savannah. With Savannah’s large community of Irish ancestry dating back more than 200 years, St. Patrick’s Day is commemorated with one of the largest parades in the nation, lasting three to four hours and with over 400,000 spectators. The city dyes green […]

Visit Lisbon in One Day

For most big cities around the world, visiting for only one day won’t do it justice. But when that’s all you have, how do you make the most of it? I did just that on a post-cruise extension after a Costa del Sol, Andalucia, and Algarve sailing of the Scenic Eclipse II. I was fortunate […]

Seville: Monuments, Tapas, and Flamenco

To appreciate and understand this magnificent city, the fourth largest in Spain, one must walk it. And that’s what I did, lots of walking. Every step was one of discovery. Seville was once considered among the wealthiest cities of Europe, a city of trade, manufacturing, textiles, ceramics, and shipping. Building after building showcases the city’s […]

Costa del Sol: the Sunny side of Glamour

In the Andalucía region of southern Spain, a string of coastal cities and resort towns line the western Mediterranean known as the Costa del Sol. I recently visited the area while cruising on a 200 plus passenger yacht known as the Scenic Eclipse II. The vessel is a luxury expedition ship known for its helicopter […]

Bachelor Party Ideas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bachelor parties in getaway destinations are quite the thing these days, as we mark milestones in our lives by celebrating in a big way. And what could be bigger than big city nightlife, indulging in the included amenities at a tropical resort, or getting the boys together for the big game or epic festival.   […]

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 […]