MASTers Of Travel Series #7: Southern Charm

In episode 7 MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with World Travel Jacksonville owner Sherry Blair. Sherry has been in the industry for almost 4 decades and details her account of a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. If you are looking for good food, a little southern charm, and […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #6: Las Vegas

In Episode 6 of MASTers of Travel, John Werner, President and COO of MAST, virtually sits down with MAST Member and Agency Owner Karen Kimmey of Ok Travel Agency, Chicago, Illinois. John and Karen discuss her most recent trip to Las Vegas, and how Sin City is handling regulations of social distancing and limited capacity. […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #5: Disney

MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with MAST member and agency owner Kelly Ortiz of Guru Travel, Elgin Illinois. In Episode 5 John and Kelly discuss Kelly’s recent trip to Disney World. Kelly is an all things Disney expert. Not only does she run Guru Travel, but she also has a popular blog […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #4: Punta Cana

In episode 4, MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Liisa Gunter of Cary Travel Express, Cary Illinois, to discuss current travel to the Dominican Republic. Liisa specializes in Mexico and Caribbean travel holding her AmResorts Master agent certificate. She loves this area in the world and has traveled to almost all AmResorts. […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #3: Mexico & The Caribbean

John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network sits down in this installment of MASTers of Travel with agency owner Jennifer Walker of Jennifer Walker Travel, Washington, Illinois. Jennifer has been in the travel industry for over a decade and has been an agency owner since 2015. She enjoys traveling with her son to […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #2: Cancun, Mexico

John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network sits down with MAST member and agency owner Patty DeRoo of Crystal Lake Travel, Crystal Lake, Illinois to discuss her experience traveling during COVID-19. Patty has been with Crystal Lake Travel since 2003 and in the industry since 1991. She specializes in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Patty traveled to Mexico twice over […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #1: Destination Weddings

MAST Travel Network President and COO John Werner along with Journeys Travel Inc. Agency Owner Jeni Chaffer take an in-depth look at the current state of travel, specifically in regard to destination wedding planning. Jeni has been in the travel industry since 2006, and specializes in destination weddings, romance and family travel. John and Jeni […]

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 […]

What To Bring On A Ski Trip

As you begin to plan for your cold-weather vacation what to pack for a ski trip should be first on your mind. When thinking about what to bring on a ski trip our list will provide some of the essentials. Whether you are off for a weekend ski trip or spending several weeks at the […]

What To Pack For A Bachelor Party

One of your best friends is getting married (congrats!), and you are heading out for a guys weekend. Here is a handy guide on what to bring to a bachelor party. From comfort to entertainment these items will help you decide what to bring to a bachelor party weekend.  Walking Shoes Whether you are taking […]