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The spark for Waze co-founder Ehud Shabtai was a GPS given as a gift. This issue celebrates the vision that inspires new ideas. The stories in this issue will shift your mindset towards innovation, and inspire your own groundbreaking ideas. What will be your spark to innovate?

Aerial view of congested overpass


Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features with the goal of ending congestion — permanently.

by Cara Cannella | 08 min

Luis Von Ahn, Founder of DuoLingo


Guatemala-born Luis von Ahn sold two companies to Google by the time he was 30. Now he’s using his inventive mind — and good fortune — to help others achieve success.

by Heather Freiser | 04 min


Learn something new and broaden your perspective as we partner with TED to bring you inspiring stories and original content that will spark creativity.


Get a firsthand look, discover a new destination or see a familiar place from a new angle. We’re partnering with #VSCO to give you glimpses of the world as you’ve never seen before.


Explore local cocktails and cuisine from all around the world as we go behind the scenes to reveal unique approaches to food, drink and everything that creates a culinary experience.


Read the latest about Marriott Hotels®, our guest-inspired innovations, amazing properties and up-and-coming ideas for how to change the future of travel.

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At Marriott Hotels®, we create sophisticated spaces designed to expand the mind and spark new ways of thinking. With more than 550 properties around the world, from urban to resort to Marquis, there is a Marriott Hotel almost anywhere you want to go.