Bike Around Sanibel Island

I spent a fun few hours on a Saturday afternoon, bicycling some of the 25 miles of bike paths on Sanibel Island. Sanibel Island is located off the mainland of Florida near Ft. Myers. The island is well-manicured and the bike paths maintained for residents and visitors alike. Traffic on the main road can be maddening, but the […]

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 […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #17 – Oceania Cruises

In the latest installment of MASTers of Travel President and COO John Werner discusses the latest on Oceania Cruises with Scott Kluesner, Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this episode Kluesner details the onboard foodie experiences Oceania offers including the private dining experience — Privee. Along with dining and wine experiences, Oceania has added new itineraries as well […]

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 […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #16 – Norwegian Cruise Line

President and COO John Werner sits down with Vice President of Agency Sales, North America for Norwegian Cruise Line, Derek Lloyd to discuss NCL’s newest ship – the Prima. John and Derek detail the new line of ships from Norwegian, with all the updates and taking the cruising experience outdoors. Find out about the new Ocean […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #15 – Celebrity Cruises

Have you ever envisioned yourself amongst the Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands? Learn how you can set sail with Celebrity Cruises in the MASTers of Travel Interview by John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network and Susana Romero, Director of Galapagos Sales & Communication for Celebrity Cruises. John and Susana detail the […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #14 – Mayflower Cruises & Tours

MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Margaret Campbell, Director of Marketing for Mayflower Cruises & Tours. John and Margaret discuss both domestic and international travel options. With advice on the type of travel that travelers are looking for. From foodie tours, to night life options, as well as great music discovery locations, and […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #13 – Globus family of brands

In this episode of MASTers of Travel, MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Jennifer Halboth, Director of National Accounts for Globus Family of Brands, to discuss their latest product – Choice Touring. In this new touring style, Globus offers customers more flexibility, and more choices in their tours. There is something for […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #12: Live From St.Lucia

MAST Travel Network President and COO John Werner is joined, for the second time, by Journeys Travel Inc. Agency Owner Jeni Chaffer. In this sit-down John interviews Jeni as she is live from Sandal’s Grand St. Lucian in St. Lucia. Jeni provides insight into traveling to this Caribbean destination, as well as her experiences at […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #11: Costa Rica

Welcome to episode 11! This week, MAST President and COO John Werner interviews MAST Member Kristi Peek of Embrace the Journey Travel. John and Kristi discuss travel regulations and first-hand experience in Costa Rica. Kristi has traveled to Costa Rica several times, most recently in November of 2020, where she stayed at Secrets Papagayo. Aside […]