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I'm obsessed with this Instagram account run by photographer Mustafa Çankaya, an employee at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport who has been chronicling travelers flying through Turkey from around the world. – Daniel, Fathom editor
Kaikoura, New Zealand; Xiamen, China; and Puebla, Mexico are the top trending destinations for 2019, according to Airbnb and based on their internal data of requests and wish listing. So much for Singapore riding on the Crazy Rich Asians wave. – Pavia
If you can resist the title Please Watch This Very Good Video of a Wildlife Photographer Trapped Under Curious Baby Elephant Seals, you are a stronger person than I. – Jeralyn, editorial director
I'm overdue a trip to Seattle, and when I go, I'm checking into the new Palihotel for the bookshelves alone. — Pavia
A new train running between Kyoto and Osaka will look like a ryokan — down to the tatami mat floors and shōji screen doors — when it opens in March 2019. Tickets are $3.50. Full steam ahead. – Daniel
Part of my big, fat Italian-American family's holiday tradition is celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, when my uncle cooks spaghetti bouillabaisse for fifty of my relatives. I am tempted to one-up him with this gorgeous marzipan version of the seven fishes, sculpted and painted by hand in an old-school bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. – Jeralyn
If you find yourself in Amsterdam on a Wednesday or Friday night, stop into Mezrab for a night of storytelling (in English!) and a side of hearty soup, beer, or cup of tea. The show is so popular it now commands a line (it started with a few people in a basement), but experience is worth the wait. – Ana, Spotted by Locals
If the hefty airfare has been keeping you from living your Tahitian dreams, there's good news: a new budget airline called French Bee offers more affordable flights to both Paris and French Polynesia. A one-way Paris flight starts at $189 and a one-way Papeete flight starts from just $330. – Amelia, Wordsmith
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