Fathomaway Compass

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Ask Fathom: How Can I Work Out on the Road?

GUEST ROOM, Anywhere – Oh no. You ate your weight in Thanksgiving stuffing and your gym is at home. Here's a 20-minute workout that you can do anywhere. Welcome back to feeling normal.

Local Obsessions: Chilean Street Art

VALPARAÍSO, Chile – The country's most important port city is also home to a thriving street art scene, with works covering everything from the iconic funiculars to the hillside streets.

Losing My Virginity on Safari

SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE, South Africa – We followed lion tracks for hours, passing elephants, hippos, and giraffes, until we found our jackpot: two lionesses licking a freshly killed impala.

A Few Days in the Whitsunday Islands

AUSTRALIA – Cuddle the koalas, outsmart the jellyfish, waltz with Matilda, spot the Heart Reef from the helicopter. It's all in a day's work in the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef.

The World's Best Vintage Hermès Shop

PARMA, Italy – The designer names are (almost) overwhelming: Chanel, Cavalli, Balenciaga, Gucci, Vuitton. But I come for only one: Hermès. I don't know if I should curtsy or applaud.

Fathom Questionnaire: Erica Firpo

Everywhere I go, I check out the fish markets, pastry shops, and red pants. See it all or take it easy? Attempt to see it all and then take the afternoon off to test cocktails. 

How Locals Spend a Sunday: Paris

PARIS – What do you mean all of the stores and restaurants are closed?! Your day is not lost: Here's a quietly lovely day. Food, shopping, and culture included. 

A Food Tour of Budapest

BUDAPEST – This is a town for eating. Here's where to go for coffee, walnut cake, Mangalica ham, local wines, the emerging craft beer scene — and a detoxing Russian bath when you're done.

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