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In the Magazines: July 2012

by Berit Baugher

It's summer at last, which may be why the travel magazines are all about outdoor fun and good food. Camp-inspired hotels in the Hamptons, back roads in Slovenia, food tours in France. Get out there.



On the Cover: Matt Gross visits a Kenyan town where Olympic hopefuls train and runs the Baringo Half Marathon.

- Cool, Cool Summer: Jen Murphy checks into Montauk's Rushmeyer's, a summer camp-inspired hotel where guests are greeted with bubble wands and ingredients for s'mores.

- Spin the Globe: Liechtenstein: A country with no airport or prisons that you can cross in twenty minutes? Eric Weiner looks for proof that it actually exists.

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On the Cover: There's more to Sweden then Stieg Larsson novels. Raphael Kadushin reports on the thriving food scene in The Girl with the Crayfish Tattoo.

- From a 500-year-old Taoist temple-turned-music-venue to a disco in a former chocolate factory — CNT picks the world's best new bars.

- We'll Always Have Paris: No visit would be complete without cassoulet, steak frites, and a visit to one of the best classic bistros. A handy food roundup.

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On the Cover: Scott Spencer hesitantly reveals one of Europe's best kept secrets, Slovenia, an undiscovered paradise with beautiful mountains, tranquil lakes, and access to the Mediterranean.

- Insider's Guide to the Hamptons: Laura Begley Bloom's version of this popular summer destination consists of low-key seafood shacks and quirky antique shops.

- The Definitive Guide to Buenos Aires: Colin Barraclough sifts through the best hotels, shops, and sites for the ultimate guide to South America's cultural center.

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National Geographic Traveler


Careful readers will recognize that we already covered the June-July issue in last month's roundup.

On the Cover: From Washington's Lake Chelan all the way down to North Carolina's Lake Lure, here are 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. Activities include alfresco concerts and river rafting.

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The Road to Paradise: From orange-blossom-scented brioche to candied fruits from Nice, Sylvie Bigar takes you on a French eating tour along the scenic Route Nationale 7.
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- Paradise Found: Armand Limnander visits furniture designer Bobby Dekeyser's low-key Philippine resort Dedon Island.
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Berit Baugher

Berit is an assistant editor at Fathom. She travels for the pastries, beautifully designed hotels, and the thrill of not knowing what will come next.

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