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The Non-Surfer's Guide to Mexican Surf Mecca Puerto Escondido

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 12:39 PM

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You don't have to surf to get into the laid-back lifestyle, the sunshine, the lack of tourists, and the affordable cost of living in this Mexican beachy heaven. All photos by Natasha Hecher.

By Natasha Hecher for Fathom | I am not...

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Have a Perfect Beach Vacation in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 4:06 PM

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The beach party at Playa Vik. Photo courtesy of Playa Vik. From surf shacks to gauchos to mention delicious communal asados on wide Atlantic beaches, it's beach chic with a magical vibe. And you should book your trip now.

By Christina Ohly for...

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7 Places to Go Offline in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 3:27 PM

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Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places. Photo by Maggie Morris

Is it even possible in this day and age to travel somewhere out of cell phone range and beyond internet connectivity? Team Fathom is resolving to...

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Eat, Pray, And Live in Tokyo

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 12:59 PM

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By Nicolas Jammet for Fathom | That first taste of Japan can linger for months. Especially if...

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22 Reasons to Love St. Barths

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:00 PM

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Hit the beach, get a caipirinha, crack open a lobster. Be it for a romantic getaway or a weekend party, there's something for everyone on this French West Indies island. Photo by Sherry Jacobson.

By Alyssa Barrie Weiss for Fathom | There...

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10 Tips for the Perfect Safari Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:03 PM

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The author on Safari. Preview: Be quiet. Hop around. Treat yourself.

By Claire Eastwood for Fathom | A safari vacation is unlike any other trip you'll take, so professional advice is more than welcome. Kenya-raised Claire Eastwood, a luxury safari consultant...

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8 Things to Do in South Mumbai

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:20 PM

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Photo by Helen Rimell / Courtesy of Kala Ghoda Cafe.

By Malika Dalamal for Fathom | London-based contributing editor Malika Dalamal drops in on Mumbai often enough to call it her second hometown. These are her downtown favorites.

MUMBAI – I visit...

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Who Even Knew Airports Had Yoga Rooms?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 11:24 AM

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Luggage. Passport. Yoga mat. A zenned-out airport experience. Finally. Photo by Cyrena Lee.

By Cyrena Lee for Fathom | Rush through airport traffic. Drag bags through winding check-in line. Unload and reload at security. Squeeze into seat and shake off cramps for...

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How to Set a Global Table for Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:27 PM

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Kaico's timeless Japanese utensils. Photo courtesy of Poketo.

By Berit Baugher for Fathom | A global table doesn't always mean brightly colored Mexican otomi textiles or patterned indigo napkins that you dip-dyed by hand in Burkina Faso (although those are fabulous too)....

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An American in Cuba: First Impressions

(15) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 2:01 PM

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One of Havana's many abuelitas. All photos by Berit Baugher.

Team Fathom went to Cuba to have a look around. Here are first impressions from their first trip to the Caribbean island trapped in time.

CUBA – Like many Americans, we have always...

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The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:32 PM

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Wright's Dairy Rite iconic sign. All photos by Emily Warman

By Emily Warman for Fathom | Fathom sent a skeptical NYC editor to Virginia to discover what all that old-fashioned Southern charm is about.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Virginia – When Fathom sent me on...

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Eat Your Way Around the World Without Ever Leaving Queens

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 12:22 PM

By Daniel Schwartz for Fathom | I'm lucky. And I'm reminded of it every day on the walk to the train. I live in one of the most diverse urban areas in the world, the great New York City borough of Queens, and I've been traveling country to country...

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There's More to Princeton Than Preppies and Poseurs

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 8:47 PM

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Nothing like a buffalo chicken cheese steak right after last call. Photo: Stan Parish.

By Stan Parish for Fathom | Editor Stan Parish lives in Manhattan but grew up (mostly) in Princeton, New Jersey. Because he currently spends more time in Central...

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Where to Learn, Shop, and Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Don't stand on the sidelines. Strap on your hot new tango shoes and join the dance party.

By Berit Baugher for Fathom

From the back street brothels of Buenos Aires to the stages of Paris, the seductive national dance of Argentina has come a long way. When you're...

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How to Make a Mixtape for the Road

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 2:34 PM

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A music lover breaks down the art of mixtaping. And creates a fall soundtrack for Fathom.

By Beth Silverman for Fathom | My grandfather showed me how to play Harry Belafonte on his Electrohome record player at age 3 (it was a...

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12 New Restaurants From Your Favorite NYC Chefs

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 4:45 PM

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The bar at Gato. It's never this empty. Photo: Daniel Krieger / Courtesy of Gato.

By Pavia Rosati for Fathom | What's old is new again in NYC, as the city's favorite restaurateurs (Keith McNally, Bobby Flay, Daniel Humm) are behind the...

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How to Hitchhike Around Iceland's Ring Road

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:16 PM

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Let the adventure begin. All photos by Victoria DeLeone.

By Victoria DeLeone for Fathom | Mama told you not to talk to strangers, and she definitely told you not to get in their cars. But you're in Iceland now, and it's too...

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Dawn to Dusk: Surfing Rockaway Beach (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 2:30 PM

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We're missing summer already. An ode to beach days and surf breaks in Queens.

By Rob Corso for Fathom | There's a well-worn adage about surfing: You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a surfboard, and that's pretty close. Filmmakers and...

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6 Ways to Chill Out in Brittany, France

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 2:24 PM

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Walking along the seaside resort of Dinard. Photo by Courtney Maum.

By Courtney Maum for Fathom | With a romantic landscape of frothy inlets, verdant cliffs, and seaside cottages speckled with orange moss and honeysuckle, off-season or in, Brittany's Emerald Coast is...

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You Don't Need a Car to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Hudson, New York

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 8:47 PM

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Plan your weekend trip from NYC to Hudson Valley. Car not required! Photo by Jeralyn Gerba.

By Jeralyn Gerba for Fathom | City folk often fantasize about trading in the urban hustle for something more quaint. The kind of place with a...

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