MASTers Of Travel Series #26 – Insight Vacations

In this episode, Arin Vaughan, Director of Strategic Accounts at Insight Vacations, and John Werner chat about the company’s tailored and personalized travel experiences, as well as their commitment to sustainability and local engagement. They explore the different touring styles offered by Insight Vacations, the growing trend of solo travel, and the company’s services for […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #25 – Amstar

In this episode, Rosalinda Rodriguez, Senior Manager at Amstar, joins John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network to discuss Amstar’s luxurious offerings, including customized excursions for individuals, groups, and large events like weddings and conventions. Amstar offers services in 8 countries and 31 destinations, specializing in a variety of excursions, including private and […]

Top 3 Christmas Markets in Europe

As the winter chill blankets Europe in a soft, snowy embrace, there’s no better way to experience the holiday spirit than by exploring the enchanting Christmas markets along the continent’s iconic rivers. Picture this: cobblestone streets adorned with twinkling lights, the sweet aroma of mulled wine, and the joyful sounds of festive carols filling the […]

Thanksgivings Around the World

We’re exploring the unique ways various countries celebrate their versions of Thanksgiving. As we know in the U.S., Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey, family reunions, and football. Rooted in historical harvest festivals, it’s a day for gratitude, marked by lavish meals and the famous Macy’s parade. Let’s tour Thanksgivings around the World! Canada Celebrated on […]

Spain: A Journey Through Gastronomy, Beaches, and Festivals

Spain is a country that tantalizes the senses with its vibrant culture, stunning coastlines, and mouthwatering cuisine. From the savory delights of tapas to the sun-drenched beaches and lively festivals, Spain offers an experience that attracts travelers from around the world. We invite you to embark on a journey through the flavors, the shores, and the […]

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 […]

MAST’s Amazon Travel Must-Haves

As we plan new journeys and seek thrilling experiences, one thing remains constant: the need for reliable travel essentials. Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a novice explorer, Amazon has become a treasure trove of must-have items that enhance our travel experiences. From ingenious gadgets that simplify our packing pains to innovative gear that elevates […]

Wellness Hotels and Retreats for the Soulful Traveler

In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and constant connectivity have become the norm, it is essential to prioritize self-care and find moments of peace. Enter wellness hotels and retreats—a haven for those seeking a break from the daily grind. These idyllic sanctuaries offer a holistic approach to travel, focusing on rejuvenation, self-discovery, and well-being. First […]

Reasons Why You Should Take a Surprise Destination Vacation

Would you play a game of travel roulette? If your answer is no, I think I can change your mind.   If you are an individual who loves to travel, but just can’t seem to decide on a location, a surprise destination could be up your alley!  The options are endless when committing to a surprise […]