The internet happenings that caught our attention this week.
Ask me want I want as a present and I'd tell you Taschen's The United States of America, a coffee table book filled with images taken throughout the 50 states over the last 100 years. – Daniel, editorial assistant
While researching the Czech Republic, I read about the 55-meter-high Sky Walk, a winding wood-and-steel structure that looks like a roller coaster standing up on its side. – Jeralyn, editorial director
Happiest place on earth! The place to be. A genuine island, a world apart. Find your favorite country's tourism slogan on this world map. – Berit, editor
This gem of a video made my week: the Jannita American Woodcock walks like an Egyptian. Turn up the volume! – Becky, assistant editor
These city maps replace metro-station names with nearby popular Instagram hashtags. Some results are just mind-numbing. – Daniel
I just learned this week that most of the tourist photos from Japan's Meiji period were staged; a whole sub-genre of photography studios catered to tourists who were nostalgic for Edo-period scenes. – Becky
What you're really thinking the first time you see the Mona Lisa and other important works of art. – Berit
For the forgetful, messy, and downright unlucky among us, there is hope yet. According to Hidden Brain's recent podcast, a little chaos isn't such a bad thing. Something to remember the next time you miss your flight. – Kim
THIS WEEK ON FATHOM
Travel at home: A traditional beauty treatment straight from the hammams of Morocco.