Fathomaway Compass

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Break Into the JFK Terminal Time Forgot

NEWYORK CITY — The TWA Flight Center at Idlewild Airport symbolized everything that was romantic about air travel in the 1960s. This weekend, you can relive the magic.

The Kid Loves the Dude

WYOMING, USA – He will want nothing more than to ride for the next week, just like the rest of us. We head off into the big wide open. The Snowy Range mountains are in the distance, and the sky is painted a shade of blue I’ve never seen. 

Pantelleria: Italy's Anti-Capri

PANTELLERIA, Italy – If true escape is what you're looking for, Pantelleria is your place. The bleak ruggedness of the island, the anti-Capri of it all, makes it worth the flight from Rome.

Fathom Questionnaire: Alyssa Shelasky

Bizarre travel rituals: I once flirted my way to first class on a flight to Athens, and I've never stopped trying since. Airplanes are the only place I'm unfriendly to neighbors: Leave me the F alone.

The Devil Is in the Pumpkins

SPOKANE, Washington – Ah, autumn. Time of the harvest. Time of the bounty. Time to get out the ultra-violent pumpkins.

Chicago: How to Eat Like a Local

CHICAGO – Food is how Chicago defines itself and how Chicagoans define themselves.  Most importantly, we're nice. We welcome newcomers. Especially if they feed us well.

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