Matthew Parton

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5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

As we’ve said before, it’s seems the travel startup space has hit a plateau where few new ideas are being generated and founders are looking for …

La Quinta Rethinks Design to Appeal to Guests’ Health, Productivity Desires

La Quinta Inns & Suites introduced a new design model today that incorporates most of the popular hospitality trends today.<p>Guest experience research …

Canada’s New Rocky Mountain High

The <b>Glacier Skywalk</b> is officially open for business, debuting an awe-inspiring vantage of <b>Jasper National Park</b> in Alberta, Canada, while replacing a once dangerous pullout along the Icefields Parkway.<p>A short shuttle from the Glacier Discovery Centre delivers visitors to a cantilevered elliptical …

Solo Traveler: Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

People thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to Mexico -- alone. "It's not safe," they said. Well I went solo... and it was incredible!<p>My trip to Mexico was much needed. The cold April weather was wearing me out and I needed some sun and an adventure to regain my love of life. I chose …

Asia Travel

Fes in the Night

Recommendations<p>Thanks again to everyone that recommended that I go to Fes for exploration! You were right on. I loved so many cities in Morocco, but …

You only get so much vacation: 15 expert travel tips to make every moment count

<b>1. TAKE THE LAYOVER</b><p>I know direct flights are the bee's knees, but arranging for a layover in a cool city can add a whole new dimension to a trip. Either take a five-or-greater-hour layover and pop into town or, better yet, arrange for an overnight (up to 24 hours after initial departure). The …