Fathomaway Compass

I travel for the Culture

Chef Eric Ripert Discovers Bhutan

BHUTAN – It's one of the last, lost paradises on earth. I knew it would be overwhelming. I can't stop thinking about the beauty of the country and the kindness of the people.

Fathom Questionnaire: Eric Ripert

How does one of the world's best, kindest, and most respected chefs roll? He likes to be guided and driven, but his travel hero is Indiana Jones. And, yes, that's a buddha in his pocket.

Heading Down to Austin City Limits?

AUSTIN, Texas – A few ideas on what to do when not watching 33 hours of live music during the Austin City Limits music fest, October 12-14.

Jane Austen in the 'Hood

BROOKLYN – I've always wanted to go to Comic-Con but have never made it. How different could Austen-Con be? Watch what happens when 750 Jane Austen fans gather in period costume.

My 5 Favorite Things in Dublin

DUBLIN – When your business is beauty, what's memorable about Dublin? For 3 Fl. Oz. co-founder Kate Duff, it's a traditional pub. With great music, the nicest people, and REALLY good Guinness.

Fathom Questionnaire: Paula de la Cruz

Bizarre travel rituals: I do a mini-facial at duty-free with cleansing lotion and lather on thick moisturizer before getting on the plane. I also try on several perfumes in case the plane smells.

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.

Land of Enchantment: A Weekend in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, New Mexico – It's a 400-year old town of adobe architecture and stark, clear blue skies. You know why the artists came to paint. With these tips, you'll never want to leave.

7 Magic Pit Stops of Taos

TAOS, New Mexico – If driving was ever poetic, it's a car curving along the winding road, past the alpine meadows and expansive horizon. Pull over (slowly, carefully, often).

After Fashion Week, Designers Take Off

NEW YORK CITY – When Fashion Week ends, everyone needs a break. Especially designers. Where do Cynthia, Rebecca, Jessie, Waris, Jeffrey, and the gang go to kick back?

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