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Links We Love: 1/19/2019

by Team Fathom
A Old man bar in Madrid. Photo courtesy of Madrid No Fills.

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I'm dreaming about spending a long afternoon drinking cerveza, snacking on jamon Iberico, and talking about god knows what after scrolling through this awesome collection of hole-in-the-wall old man bars in Madrid. – Daniel, editor

If I could book a trip anywhere in the world this year, it would be Namibia, which seems to be having a bit of a moment. Bookmarking this three-week road trip itinerary and keeping my fingers crossed. – Berit, senior editor

While bracing for snow, I'm appreciating this Instagram feed of random swimming pools all over the world. – Jeralyn, editorial director

Could I love chef José Andrés anymore? His World Central Kitchen opened a kitchen at the Navy Memorial in D.C. to feed federal workers impacted by the goverment shutdown. Many other restaurateurs are doing the same. — Pavia, CEO 

Getaway, a vacation startup with bookable tiny cabins placed in the woods, is expanding to Southern California. Designed to help you disconnect from the modern world, the cabins even come with lock boxes for your cell phone. You won't know the exact address of the cabin until you book, but you're guaranteed plenty of nature two hours outside LA. – Amelia, WordSmith

Looking forward to seeing the Super Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse this weekend (in the U.S., totality will begin Sunday at 11:41 p.m. EST) — and wish I had had the foresight to book a wild canoe trip down the Mississippi with Quapaw Canoe Company to see its reflection in the water. – Jeralyn

Speaking of incredible things in the atmosphere: Aurora Space Station will include the first hotel in space, with an anticipated opening date of 2022. They just released a new preview video. In what almost sounds like a hoax, if you're into this, you can put your name on the waitlist. All you need to do is give them deposit of $80,000 — US dollars, Bitcoin, or Ethereum are all acceptable. — Pavia

Loving the GlobeTips app, which helped me figure out how much to tip on a recent trip that took me from South Africa to France. Best part: the scan feature, which allows you to snap a photo of your receipt instead of inputting any numbers. Berit

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