Fathom Questionnaire: Waris Ahluwalia
Hometown: New York City.
Occupation: Explorer/ gold/ diamonds/ cashmere/ tea.
Favorite destinations: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Istanbul, Bangkok, Jaipur, Tokyo, St. Barths.
Dying to visit: Africa.
In-flight relaxation regime: Sleep.
Concierge or DIY? Nothing beats a good concierge, but they're hard to come by, so I tend to be more DIY.
See it all or take it easy? I always look for the balance of the two. A massage helps.
Drive or be driven? Drive in LA; be driven everywhere else.
Travel hero: David Niven in Around the World in 80 Days.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: Tourists.
Best hotel amenity: A butler, of course. I prefer to have them unpack on arrival and then pack when it's time to go.
I dream about my meal at Dalian in Bangkok.
(G-1 39 Boulevard Blg, 41 Soi Sukhumvit 33 Rd., Soi Phromchit, Klongton-Nua Wattana, Bangkok 10110)
Everywhere I go, I check out the pool.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by walking.
I always bring home a girlfriend.
If I never return to Pluto, it'll be too soon because it was really cold.
I travel for the love.