What we're clicking on this week, when we're not freaking out about how fast the summer is going.
Not too long ago, writers would lug their typewriters around on summer retreats to European villas and African safari tents. A new lightweight version that still has the old-school charms (pings, white-out brushes) can be found in the new Typing Writer iPad app from the folks at The Rumpus and McSweeney's. – Jeralyn, editorial director
Thank you, Aaron Reiss, for pulling together this interactive map of New York City's dollar vans. I especially love the video interviews with the drivers. – Becky, editorial assistant
The recently opened Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, is officially the world's tallest water slide at 168 feet. If you make it up the 264 steps, here's what your ride down will look like. – Becky, editorial assistant
I'm mesmerized by this Nowness video of Spanish chef Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz. (Stay tuned for more Spanish cuisine this week on Fathom.) – Pavia, CEO
The highlight of my week: How to use Google Maps — offline. – Berit, assistant editor
A compendium of travel posts on France from Pret a Voyager's favorite travel bloggers. – Berit, assistant editor
I was delighted to see Alice Gao's photos of a trip we took to Machu Pichu last fall on her beautiful blog, Lingered Upon. – Pavia, CEO
THIS WEEK ON FATHOM: Take Me to Italy
The perfect stay in Sicily.
The summer's hot new restaurant in Venice.
Southern Italy's amazing ancient cave city.
Cooking under the Tuscan sun with chef Marco Canora.
Eating incredible food in Bari.