What is Parachute?


Oh, hi there.

Welcome to Parachute by MapQuest.

You're probably wondering what in the name of all that's holy is going on right now.

Allow us to explain.

About Parachute
While MapQuest helps you get to your destination (among other things), Parachute is the part of MapQuest that takes you inside your destination. You'll find out more about places to eat and drink, things to add to your bucket-list, where to catch an emerging band on tour, insider tips for acting like a local — there's no limit to the variety of topics you'll see on Parachute, but what's important is that it's all coming from real people who live in and are passionate about the destinations they're writing about.

We don't send reporters to a city for a couple of days to randomly pick a few things to highlight. Our contributors actually live in the places they write about, providing authentic, useful and passionate content that will blow your mind.

Alright, maybe it won't blow your mind, but it should at least be fun to read.

Here's a quick FAQ to tell you more about what you can expect from this website:

Why did you call it Parachute?

Just go with it.

Can I become a contributor?

Heyalll yeah you can. Click "Contribute" in the upper right navigation to learn more.

Should I go out or stay in for dinner tonight?

Trust your heart.

Hopefully that tells you everything you need to know. We can't really see how it wouldn't. Regardless, we can't wait to help you on your journey.

Might as well jump: