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In the Magazines: June 2012

by Berit Baugher

In the Magazines: June 2012

This month's travel magazines are all about ultimate summer vacations, from tips for the Olympic-bound to last-minute travel guides for procrastinators.

Condé Nast Traveler


On the Cover: Technology has made it near impossible to accomplish true rest and relaxation. Kate Maxwell circumnavigates this obstacle by busying herself with phone-free activities like diving, surfing, and biking in the Caribbean.

- Procrastinators rejoice! Condé Nast Traveler has put together a killer summer travel guide with trips ranging from a take it easy weekend in Maine to a golf-centric escape in Scotland.

- Mark Schatzker mixes exercise and eating in his Buenos Aires Culinary Walking Tour & Restaurant Guide. Gluttonous feasting never sounded so guilt free.

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National Geographic Traveler


On the Cover: From Washington's Lake Chelan all the way down to North Carolina's Lake Lure, here's a round up of the best lake escapes in the U.S.

- Smoked beef at Schwartz's, bistro fare at Garde-Manger, and kitchen supplies at Les Touilleurs are a few of Taras Grescoe's divulgences in A Taste of Montreal.

- According to Raphael Kadushin, the latest trend in Norway is vacationing at converted farmsteads, where activities include alfresco concerts and river rafting.

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Travel + Leisure


On the Cover: This years' seventh annual It List includes new hotels like Grupo Habita's Hotel Americano in Manhattan and Olive Exclusive in Namibia.

- Who hasn't walked into a hotel room and wondered how to replicate the look on their own? Peter Jon Lindberg takes it one step further in The Art of Bringing Hotel Design Ideas Home.

- There's still time to plan your trip to the Summer Olympics. In London's Secret Small Hotels, travel writer (and Fathom contributor) Mark Ellwood brings interesting suggestions to the table — Asian-inspired suites, old-fashioned country-house glamour, and an eccentric Edwardian home.

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We covered the May/June issue in our March roundup, but here it is again.

 On the Cover: David Farley visits the Vietnam countryside in search of an iconic noodle dish made with local well water.

Vintage Voyager: Q&A with Levi's resident traveler, Jay Carroll, who also writes One Trip Pass, one of our 24 Best Travel Blogs and Sites, a feature we recently launched.

New Orleans on a Roll: Bruce Aidells gives us a rundown on the muffuletta, an iconic sandwich of bread, cured meat, cheese, and olive salad dressing.

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Berit is an editor at Fathom. You can follow her on Instagram and Pinterest. She travels for sweets and beautiful design.

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