Category Archives: In the News

Why I Can’t Love High Speed Rail for All

Why high-speed rail doesn’t add up for most of the United States (except for the Northeast). Continue reading

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Virgin America, will you do me?

Is it fair to call Virgin America the best airline in America when they barely serve America? Continue reading

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The nonsense of divorce-cation

Divorce-cations, mancations, and other new words from the world of travel. Continue reading

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China Offers Free Museum Admission

China will offer citizens admission to museums for free. What does this mean to the US? Continue reading

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10 Things Hotels Won’t Tell You

Matthew Stone quoted in April 2011 issue of Smart Money magazine. Continue reading

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Texas Tourism under fire

Elimination of Texas Historical Commission discounts the positive effect of tourism as part of our cultural heritage. Continue reading

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Insider Washington Tips

My insider advice for having fun in Washington DC was featured in today’s Washington Examiner. Related story:  Insider tips to Northern Virginia on the Amateur Traveler podcast.

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Brookfield Zoo Tax

Travel expert Matthew Stone discusses how a 25-cent tax on zoo visitors at the Brookfield Zoo is an indicator of new tourist taxes on the horizon in 2011. Continue reading

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Predictions Featured in L.A. Times

Matthew Stone provides travel predictions for 2011 in an L.A. Times article by Catharine Hamm. Continue reading

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Hot Holiday Travel Deals

It’s not too late for hot holiday travel deals. See Matthew Stone on WBAL-TV Baltimore on the 6:00am news (December 11) to let you in on some secrets. Continue reading

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