Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Heaven on Earth

The Garden of Eden Is in Marrakech

MARRAKECH – At the Beldi, country club-living for the day feels like wandering into an oasis in the desert. it doesn't seem like there are any rules.

Heaven at the End of the World: Bali

BALI – I can't stop thinking about the simple lifestyle in many of the villages, which seems to have perished from so many other parts of the world.

Chef Eric Ripert Discovers Bhutan

BHUTAN – It's one of the last, lost paradises on earth. I knew it would be overwhelming. I can't stop thinking about the beauty of the country and the kindness of the people.

I'll Eat in Scotland Before Ye

SCOTLAND – I have an Olympic appetite for oysters, dairy products, and whisky. No one told me that Scotland produced the holy trinity of foodstuffs. 

Just Back From: Bermuda

BERMUDA – The island is covered in tropical plants and brightly painted cottages with white roofs. Lemon yellow, peach, salmon pink — even the churches come in sea-foam green and turquoise.

Just Back From: Kerala

KERALA, India – Any surprises? A mouse found its way into my bag and spent the night gnawing at a bag of peanuts I had from our flight. I released him back into the sea of rubber trees from which he came.

Iconic Moments

It’s nice to duck into a dark church and feel the cool, smooth stones, smell the incense of a century’s worth of masses, and observe a quiet space open to everyone. 

Food Highs Down Under

NEW ZEALAND – Dotted with vineyards, olive groves, and small farms selling fresh goat cheese and alpaca sweaters, Waiheke might just be heaven on earth. The robust red wines and spicy green olive oil bring to mind a mini-Tuscany — only with beaches.

It's New to Me: Italy

ITALY – They may lack major highways, ATMs, and internet connections, but Italians don't miss a beat when it comes to making lunch. Andrew Grosso takes time to stop and smell the basil.

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