Fathomaway Compass

I travel for the Food

Fathom Questionnaire: Melissa Akkaway

Favorite childhood travel memory: My mom and I took the MGM Grand airline to New York, and Dorothy (yes, of "The Wizard of Oz") was on the flight, as well as other characters.

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.

A Few Days in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM — The people, gorgeous creatures all of them, are very proud of their country and eager to show it off.

Fathom Questionnaire: Joe Campanale

Weirdest thing seen on travels: In Berlin I saw a guy who created a sausage grill that he wore over his shoulders and never touched the ground. You'd order the sausage, and he'd grill it standing.

I Travel for the Salt

And then there was the time I carried the Atlantic Ocean home from Turks and Caicos to make homemade salt in my New York City apartment.

The Roll Call of Forgotten Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – From elegant to kosher, from red sauce to hamantashen. If you want a taste of true, old-school Brooklyn, these are the 11 places to find it. Bring extra napkins.

Fathom Questionnaire: James Sturz

Weirdest thing seen on travels: The wooden phalluses erected as fertility totems on farms in Bhutan, with suggestive strands of thick white yarn dangling from the tips.

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