Chet Garner is a Texan, BBQ-connoiseur, videographer and above all, he is a passionate traveler. As one of Best Western’s Travel Experts Chet is roaming the country, creating amazing videos and telling his stories with humor and excitement. Chet Garner is the creator, producer and host of the 5-time Emmy winning show, The DayTripper.
Canadian Video Traveler
Matt Bailey is a writer, photographer, and dream maker. He writes about world travel and making dreams happen at LiveLimitless.net, about the best things to do in Canada at mustdocanada.com, and about Canadian travel hacking at CanadianFreeFlyers.com. When not traveling, Matt loves thinking of new creative ideas, scuba diving, skiing, or just enjoying the outdoors.
Senior Travel Experts
Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel are the expert travelers behind Travel Past 50. While they have always loved life on the road, careers and family kept them in Minneapolis/St. Paul for nearly 30 years. Now, they have sold their business and the dynamic pair is excited to impart their experiences and tips for traveling fearlessly past the age of 50.
From as early as he can remember, Juan Alanis has felt a deep connection with the open road. Juan is recognized as a top U.S. Latino digital influencer, and regularly speaks on the topics of community advocacy, digital content creation, social media, public relations, and brand development. Today, he shares his passion for the road with his wife, teenage son and with a growing digital community through his award-winning blog, Juan of Words.
Family Travel Expert
Teresa Strasser is an Emmy Award-winning writer and television host, but more importantly, she is a parallel parking phenom – an important skill for navigating family vacations! Having grown up in San Francisco and migrated to New York for school, Strasser has conquered both coasts with a wicked sense of humor and a “try anything once” attitude.
Business Travel Expert
As a kid on family vacations in the 60's, you'd find him in the airplane galley chatting with flight attendants, scoring airline wings or decks of cards and begging for visits to the cockpit. Later, Chris pursued a degree in international business....Why? Because of the opportunities to travel that such a career would bring.
Motorcycle Travel Expert
Jason Fogelson is a freelance writer and creative director. The current Vice President of the Motor Press Guild of America, he has covered cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles for a variety of print, web and broadcast media, including Forbes.com, About.com, AOL Autos, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, Mazdasport Magazine and Fine Living Network.
Glenn Haussman is a road warrior and hotel industry insider for more than two decades. He’s here to share what he’s learned in his career to make your business travel effortless and provide career empowerment strategies. He’s also host of the hotel industry focused podcast, No Vacancy.
Manny is the Chairman of the Hispanicize brand of Latino social media platforms, including the annual Hispanicize event, Hispanicize Wire, the Latina Mom Bloggers network and the Hispanic PR Blog. In addition, he is a major shareholder in the Being Latino platform and publishes his own personal family blog PapiBlogger.
Hello world! My name is Nadine Sykora and I have been traveling for the world for the last few years and recording my experience. I love seeing new parts of the world and have stood on 6 continents. Whether I’m scuba diving with shark, snuggling with cheetahs or just sipping a smoothie in a café, each new day brings a new thrill.
Canada Travel Expert
Bryson has his own Marketing Company and has been affiliated with Best Western since 2009. Prior to that, Bryson held senior positions in both the corporate and leisure travel sectors, at American Express and Sears Canada. He also spent time at Travelweek, one of Canada's leading travel trade publications.