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 […]

List Of What To Pack For A Beach Trip

Whether you are heading out to a local spot or taking a beach trip we are providing you a list of what to pack for a beach trip. Below are the essentials for your warm-weather getaway that will help you for a day or what to pack for a weekend trip to the beach. From […]

What To Pack In Your Carry-On

Whether you are heading out on a road trip, flying across the world, or something in between, packing the essentials is a must. Below you will find our carry-on packing guide for your next trip. Keep everything at an arms reach and it will make even the most hectic travel days simple and enjoyable.  Tote […]

Travel Tips for Kenya & Tanzania

Here are some tips for traveling to Kenya & Tanzania. Cell phone Turn the data plan off. When Wi-Fi is available, turn your phone on to receive messages. Check with your cell phone provider for the best international plan. Credit cards Visa and Mastercard are widely used, except on several occasions when trying to use […]