Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Lovely People in Charge

Cinderella for a Night in Venice

VENICE – I resolved not to leave for the entire 24-hour duration of my stay at the Aman Canal Grande Venice. I had an entire palazzo to myself for a few hours.

Daddy-Daughter Hamptons Weekend

AMAGANSETT, New York – David Kamp splurges on a mid-week stay at The Reform Club Inn with his teenager before sending her off to camp. It's worth every penny.

Innkeeper's Tales: When in Italy

Summer is travel-to-Italy season. What does that mean? You will meet a new pasta shape. You will yell at the GPS. And you'll wonder if you're in the right Monte. And that's just the beginning.

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.

Jamaica's Coolest Joint

NEGRIL, JAMAICA – A North American Indian-inspired compound in the middle of Negril? Enough said to get designer Geren Lockhart on the next plane to an island nation of the Greater Antilles.

Men, Guard Your Nipples

WISCONSIN, USA – The fish at Wandawega Lake Resort are farsighted or kinky. Innkeeper, camp counselor, and occasional first-aid nurse Tereasa Surratt isn't sure which.

Take Me Back to Camp

WISCONSIN, USA – Mug in hand, I’d trek a mile through the woods, coming full circle just in time to catch a card game or a freshly lit fire. I spent hours reading in a rocking chair, and more hours climbing creaky steps to explore the treehouse.

The Buzz in Baja

BAJA, MEXICO – The tropics, the calm, and the beach beckoned. But all she wanted was a jolt of energy.   

Afterhours Science Experiments

TORONTO – The drink is a bonfire in my mouth. And I’m officially drunk. Not too drunk to enjoy every last drop, nor too tipsy to call it a night. And sober enough to commit it to memory.   

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