Fathom Questionnaire: Malika Dalamal
Occupation: Writer and editor.
Favorite destinations: New York, Formentera, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Mumbai.
Dying to visit: Tulum, Tokyo, Sedona, Rio, Berlin.
Bizarre travel rituals: Stockpiling sandwiches in the airport.
In-flight relaxation regime: Watch a movie, read a book, eat a sandwich.
Always in carry-on: Ear plugs, iPad, magazines, chocolate, and a scarf.
Concierge or DIY? DIY followed by concierge and anyone else who will talk to me.
See it all or take it easy? See as much as I can and then take it easy.
Drive or be driven? Be driven. (I'm a great co-pilot/car DJ.)
Travel hero: Anyone that has to travel long haul with small children.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: South of the Border, the bizarre Mexican-themed rest stop on the I95 highway in South Carolina. We stumbled across it on an accidental road trip from Boston to Miami.
Best hotel amenity: Soft pillows and a bathtub.
Everywhere I go, I check out the local sweets.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by buying a map and then usually getting lost and asking for directions.
I always bring home a souvenir fridge magnet.
If I never return to Detroit, it'll be too soon because it was cold, depressing, and the coffee was terrible.
I travel for the change of scenery and the sun.