Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Feels Like a Find

Ancient Yurts for Modern Nomads

SEWARD, Alaska – It's gorgeous, it's swank, it's totally eco. Orca Island Cabins turn temporary indigenous lodgings into a secluded retreat on the Pacific.

I Slept with Mark Twain's Ghost

MURPHYS, California – But despite having been eternally scorned, Eleanor is a friendly ghost. She likes to haunt the kitchen, where she tends to throw small objects like coffee beans.

A Grain of Sand in the Empty Quarter

RUB' AL KHALI, United Arab Emirates – Before long, I was restless to start the journey up the dune, which sat quietly taunting me. A reader story.

Love Letter: Hôtel Duc de Saint Simon

PARIS – The increasing rarity of delightful small hotels must be the direct result of a clambering desire for trendy, boutique shitholes. Deborah Needleman finds her perfect inn.

Hidden Surf Retreat: Nicaragua

CHINANDEGA, NICARAGUA – Backup comes in the form of an '86 Land Cruiser and a cooler of ice cold beers. At the steering wheel is Jimmy Hahn, owner of La Bahia, a new, tiny surf lodge we booked for the week.

Banana Bunker or Bust

BERLIN, Germany – A monolithic Nazi bunker (used as a Red Army prison, Cuban fruit storage unit nicknamed Banana Bunker, then '90s underground fetish club) caught the eye of a prominent art collector named Christian Boros before catching the wrecking ball.

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