Fathomaway Compass

I travel for the Chill

Istria, the Better Italy

ISTRIA, Croatia – Hill towns for biking and feasting, rocky coves for diving and skinny-dipping. The Italian fantasy you're looking for is thriving in Croatia. Go before everyone finds out.

8 Moments of Bliss in Bali

BALI – We're giving away a trip to paradise: Como Shambhala Estate in Bali. How did we pick it? Well, hearing about how Zen everything is around there didn't hurt.

Best Day Ever: Ubud, Bali

UBUD, Bali – Sacred blessings and bustling markets. Pork ribs and cheeky monkeys. It's the best way to roll in Bali.

Turks and Caicos Is the Perfect Caribbean Island

TURKS AND CAICOS – If we’re giving points for convenience, ease of planning, water gorgeousness, and we-know-how-to-roll-out-the-welcome-mat-for-visitors, I’m giving the blue ribbon to T&C.

Fathom Questionnaire: Vandana Verma

Weirdest thing seen on travels: Weirdness is great. But the most inexplicable to me is those tourists who take endless pictures of buildings and fields.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

LA PAZ, Mexico – I knew it wouldn't attack me. Whale sharks eat plankton and algae, for goodness sake. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

World's Best Hotels: St. Regis Deer Valley

DEER VALLEY, Utah – If I listened to the voice inside, I would never leave the St. Regis. I had been here for four days, and I was ready to stay forever. Blame the s'mores.

Hometown Debrief: Miami Chef David Bracha

MIAMI – Where do you go to be in the middle of it all? Any sporting event, if the local team is doing well. Miami has fair-weather fans! Right now, nothing beats the energy of the Miami Heat.

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