Travel Loot

Things Fathom Editors Want Right Now - Vol. 20

by Team Fathom
Amanu Photo courtesy of Amanu.

A pair of bespoke leather sandals sounds awfully nice for summer. Inspired by the made-to-measure sandal shops found in Italy, stylist Anita Patrickson opened Amanu in Los Angeles so customers can create their dream sandal. Twelve different styles are on offer, along with a variety of colorways, fabrications, and materials. – Berit Baugher, senior editor

Rimowa

Rimowa x Off-White See-Through Suitcase

My favorite luggage brand has been killing it with high-profile collaborations (Fendi, Supreme), but the latest suitcase to roll to market is possibly the coolest: A crystal-clear polycarbonate carry-on perfect for obsessive packers (guilty as charged). A little like performance art on wheels, travelers can indulge in full transparency ... or, at the very least, provide entertainment for fellow passengers on the TSA line. ($1,000, launches June 20) – Jeralyn, editorial director



Vacationland John Hodgman

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

From The Daily Show With Jon Stewart alumnus John Hodgman comes a sensitive, wry, self-deprecating memoir (yet not without flashes of magnanimity) recounting the author’s upbringing and experiences starting a family of his own in New England — a.k.a. Vacationland — from the hills of Western Massachusetts to the coasts of Maine. Beneath the quirky historical diatribes and satirical lambasting, the book is a heartfelt homage to New England, a land which he describes as "a beautiful place that I paradoxically want to hoard to myself and share with everyone I meet," that’s moving, clever, and, of course, funny as hell. Although it was published in October, I’ve been saving this read for the summer — something tells me I’ll enjoy it most relaxing on one of those "painful" New England beaches.  Rachel, intern

Slip Silk Mask

Slip Silk Sleep Mask

Between uncomfortable seats and being surrounded by strangers, I find it nearly impossible to get any sleep on planes. This sleeping mask is made of 100-percent silk and has been my savior. It's impossibly soft and weightless — so I can barely feel it on my eyes — and manages to block out every last sliver of light. A true miracle worker on long-haul flights or for fighting sleepless, jetlag-ridden nights. – Delfina, intern

Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys

There's nothing worse than getting off an international flight and having to deal with nasty, post-plane skin during your precious vacation time. Australian skincare brand Go-To's single use facial pads come in a small tub that is easy to pop into a carry-on for mid-flight exfoliation and hydration. The swipes are soaked in lactic acid and vitamin-rich aloe vera to ensure that you're at your glowing best when you step off the plane. – Danielle, intern

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