Fathomaway Compass

I travel for the Thrill

Uganda on Safari: The Pearl of Africa

This is proper African jungle, and as the sun sets, villagers will take to the waters to cast their fishing nets and malachite kingfishers will lace figure eights in the skies above you.

2013 Coachella Survival Guide

INDIO, California – Get ready for two weekends of live music, soaring desert temperatures, camping, carpooling, and crowd theatrics.

Fathom Questionnaire: David Hong

Weirdest thing seen on travels: Flash mobs. It just isn't the same as just watching them on YouTube. Everywhere I go, I check out the local pub. The key to my heart is good pint of beer.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

LA PAZ, Mexico – I knew it wouldn't attack me. Whale sharks eat plankton and algae, for goodness sake. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

World's Best Hotels: St. Regis Deer Valley

DEER VALLEY, Utah – If I listened to the voice inside, I would never leave the St. Regis. I had been here for four days, and I was ready to stay forever. Blame the s'mores.

WIN! Roxy's Spring Break Essentials

Amateurs spend spring break in Cabo. The pros surf Waikiki, Biarritz, and Tahiti, and hit the slopes in Park City. And they're carrying all the right stuff. Get it all.

Draught Master, Pour Me Another

MONTREAL – As we enter spring break season, we pause to remind our readers that traveling for the beer can, in fact, be a noble pursuit. 

Spoiled Rotten in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND – Walking into the chalet, even my new leather pants experienced an inferiority complex. Amidst the heiresses in Hermès and runaways in Rodarte, Helmut Lang feels lame.

Shanghai Street Crossing

SHANGHAI – We step off the sidewalk again and scan the traffic. A string of city buses crowded with morning commuters lumbers along. We miss our chance. A reader story.

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