НЕТРИВИАЛЬНОЕ РЕШЕНИЕ: Как безопасно передать БОЛЬШИЕ деньги?

НЕТРИВИАЛЬНОЕ РЕШЕНИЕ: Как безопасно передать БОЛЬШИЕ деньги? Рыцари-храмовники. Источник: adelantelafe ВНИМАНИЕ – ВОПРОС!     И в Древнем Мире, и в Средневековье даже маленькая дорога была опасной – разбойники, местные царьки, дикие племена… Везти с собой более-менее заметные деньги – занятие крайне рискованное. Что же придумать для того, чтобы отправиться в один регион и добраться до другого с необходимыми именно там деньгами, а не ограбленным до нитки? Ответ – несколько позже. ПРОВЕРКИ НА ДОРОГАХ   Торговля – кровь любого государства, дороги – его кровеносная система. К сожалению, это делает неизбежным наличие кровососущих паразитов. …

Announcing the Fathom Podcast, A Way to Go

Our podcast is here! And we couldn’t be happier to share it with you. A Way to Go is the new podcast from iHeart Radio and Fathom that celebrates all the reasons why we pack our bags, get on a plane, and explore beyond our backyards. Your hosts are Fathom co-founders Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati. Jeralyn travels for the ancient ruins and the future relics. Pavia travels for the four-hour lunches. Why do you travel? To recover from a heartbreak? To celebrate a promotion?…

A Way to Go — Episode 2: Climbing Kilimanjaro to Save a Marriage with Jo Piazza

A Way to Go, Episode 2: Climbing Kilimanjaro to Save a Marriage Journalist Jo Piazza met a guy on a boat in the Galapagos Islands. Three months and five dates later, they were engaged. Shortly thereafter, she lost her job and was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. They got married and decided to test their new relationship — and Jo’s newly fragile physical abilities — by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Cue the sleepless nights. Cue the vertigo-inducing thrills. What they learned about each other along the way was not…

A Way to Go — Episode 3: Exiled on a Container Ship to Escape the Internet with Rob Long

A Way to Go, Episode 3: Exiled on a Container Ship to Escape the Internet In an effort to instill some «self discipline,» into his daily routine, Hollywood producer and screenwriter Rob Long went to the extreme: He set out across the Pacific on a lonely container ship, surrounding himself with thousands of miles of ocean, just to get away from email, from Instagram, from the non-stop noise of digital life. Have a listen: Links and Info We Mentioned on the Show My Container (Rob’s story…

A Way to Go — Episode 4: Producing Luxurious Fashion Shoots and Making It Look Easy with Steven Dam

A Way to Go, Episode 4: Producing Luxurious Photo Shoots and Making It Look Easy No demand is too extreme when producing glamorous high fashion shoots around the world and fashion producer Steven Dam makes it look effortless. Whether it is a last-minute request for puppies on set, catering to the particular tastes of celebrity talent, or simply getting people (and their luggage) to a gig on time, it’s his job to make sure that every detail and crisis is handled. Have a listen: Links and…

A Way to Go — Episode 5: Tagging Thailand (and Beyond) for Art and Adventure with WW Crudo

A Way to Go, Episode 5: Tagging Thailand for Art and Adventure For the graffiti artist known as WorldWide Crudo, painting without permission in dozens of countries around the world — on a whim — fuels his inventiveness, builds his network, and feeds his need for adrenaline. Have a Listen: Links and Info We Mentioned on the Show Street artist WorldWide Crudo’s signature tumi throw-up.Crudo’s colorful take on the world. WorldWide Crudo on Instagram WorldWide Crudo on SoundCloud WorldWide Crudo merchandise Find All Episodes of…

A Way to Go — Episode 6: Building a Wild, Remote, Isolated Alaskan Hotel in Extreme Nature with Rob and Marne Sheldon

A Way to Go, Episode 6: Building a Wild, Remote, Isolated Alaskan Hotel in Extreme Nature Nearly three quarters of a century ago, an intrepid adventurer named Don Sheldon found an isolated glacier ten miles from the summit of Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, built a mountain house on it, and invited fellow mountaineers to come visit. Since then, the family has taken the once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan hotel experience to a whole new level — where guests experience meteor showers, ice blizzards, avalanches, and unfettered views of…

A Way to Go, Episode 7: Speeding on a Tuk-Tuk to Save the Elephants with Waris Ahluwalia

A Way to Go, Episode 7: Speeding on a Tuk-Tuk to Save the Elephants with Waris Ahluwalia Every two years, actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia embarks on a 500-kilometer madcap adventure through the Indian countryside on behalf of Elephant Family, a charity that protects Asian elephants and their habitat. The five-day Travel to My Elephant Rally is anything but a typical fundraiser, with teams of supporters navigating, partying, and glamping their way via tuk-tuk, motorbike, and vintage cars — raising impressive sums along the way.  Have a listen:…

A Way to Go — Episode 8: Designing to Connect to Travelers with AvroKO’s Adam Farmerie

A Way to Go, Episode 8: Designing to Connect to Travelers with AvroKO’s Adam Farmerie Fueled in no small part by the rise of Instagram, Pinterest, and HGTV, design has become a cultural obsession, and this is having a big impact on travel and hospitality. Adam Farmerie, one of the four principals at award-winning design firm AvroKO, is responsible for many of the hotels, private clubs, bars, and restaurants that are topping our must-see travel lists. He talks about how and why he designs these provocative spaces. Find more…

A Way to Go — Episode 9: Tasting Malaysian Culture on Your Tongue, with Auria Abraham

A Way to Go — Episode 9: Tasting Malaysian Culture on Your Tongue, with Auria Abraham Homesickness can be a potent instigator. For  Auria Abraham, a.k.a. “The Sambal Lady,” founder of Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen, a longing for authentic Malaysian home cooking led her on a path to running a popular supper club and food business in Brooklyn. She recounts taking a group of Americans on a very personal food tour of her home country. Have a listen: Links and Info We Mentioned on the Show …

A Way to Go — Episode 10: Loving Disney World, Whether You’re a Kid or an Adult with Sally Kohn​

A Way to Go — Episode 10: Loving Disney World, Whether You’re a Kid or an Adult, with Sally Kohn Political commentator and community organizer Sally Kohn grew up on a steady diet of Disney World visits. Though these days she spends a lot of her time talking about political division, diversity, and identity, she also builds a strong case for vacationing in The Happiest Place On Earth, and shares tips for how to make it magical. Go ahead and act like a kid. It’s what you’re here for.…

A Way to Go — Episode 11: Dreading (Then Loving) Her Dad’s Safari Adventure, with Jill Kargman

A Way to Go, Episode 11: Dreading (Then Loving) Her Dad’s Safari Adventure, with Jill Kargman Jill Kargman is many things to many people: comedic memoirist, cabaret singer, and the creator of the television series Odd Mom Out. But here are a few things she proclaims not to be: nature lover, sun worshipper, animal enthusiast. And yet, she recently ended up on safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia — not exactly her kind of bucket list adventure. She watched her 79-year-old father Zipline over Victoria Falls, danced with locals under starry…

A Way to Go, Episode 12 — Advocating for Millions of Refugees and Displaced People, with Susan McPherson

A Way to Go, Episode 12: Advocating for Millions of Refugees and Displaced People, with Susan McPherson For many of us, travel is about vacations and special occasions. For 71 million refugees and displaced people around the world, travel is about survival. Susan McPherson, a board member for USA for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, shares what she’s witnessed in such global hotspots as the border of Venezuela and Colombia and the camps in Jordan — and gives us reasons for hope and strategies to help. Have…

A Way to Go, Episode 16: Running from the Law, with Tyler Wetherall

A Way to Go, Episode 16 — Running from the Law, with Tyler Wetherall When we hear about people being «bit by the travel bug,» we think of them as having an appreciation of new places — not necessarily a compulsion to get up and go. The two go hand in hand for Tyler Wetherall, a travel writer who, as a child, moved 13 times across five countries and used a name that was different than the one on her passport. When she was nine years old, she learned…

Links We Love: 2/6/2016

What we were clicking on and talking about this week at #FathomHQ. OMG! I figured out why Americans of the 1930s and ’40s talked with an English accent. – Daniel, editorial assistant Speaking of how English got to be that way, Messy Nessy Chic also found a fun cartoon video about hidden French phrases in English words. Like debonair, which is made from «de bon air.» – Pavia, founder Couldn’t make it to Mardi Gras this year? Put together your own Fat Tuesday celebration with an adaption of Sucre’s…

Links We Love: 2/13/2016

What we were clicking on and talking about this week at #FathomHQ (when we’re not rolling our eyes about what happened in New Hampshire). Our great pal (and Fathom contributor) Katie Parla has relaunched her website, and it’s full of delicious Roman intel — restaurants, tours, itineraries, videos, wine and craft beer tastings. This is gearing up to be a great season for her: Her terrific book, Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, is coming out in March and is available for pre-order. –…

Links We Love: 3/12/17

Fathom HQ’s internet happenings of the week. Brush up on your Sachs and Kusama as art insiders travel the globe on this Instagram feed from The Culture Travel Channel. – Jeralyn, editorial director The Tokyo crib sheet I wish I had before planning my trip to Japan. – Berit, editor Just came back from Ireland. When I return, I’m eating in Galway. – Daniel, editorial assistant I’m dreaming of sacher tortes and rainy afternoons in Viennese coffee shops this weekend. – Becky, assistant editor Our pals at Indie Guides…

Links We Love: 7/22/2017

Here are the internet happenings that caught our attention this week. I’m consulting our new travel deals page before I start planning an end of summer getaway. – Berit, editor In 1997, a classified ad seeking intrepid adventurers for an all-women trek to the North Pole — no expedition experience necessary — received hundreds of responses. Listen to the crazy story of the trek. – Jeralyn, editorial director Test your knowledge of the world with this interactive feature from the New York Times, which asks you to…

Links We Love: 03/16/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. This summer, the Loire Valley is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance — marked by the anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death — with Viva Leonardo Da Vinci, a full program of events, symposia, and art installations at châteaux throughout the region. Like «Leonard in the Female,» a re-imagining of The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man by photographer Philippe…

Links We Love: 03/23/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. Our pals at Tiny Atlas Quarterly have a book out this week — a gorgeous collection of photos from some incredible global locales. None of the touristy stuff, just lush and dreamy cityscapes, jungle scenes, architectural ruins, and too-good-to-seem-true beaches. – Jeralyn, editorial director Visiting at least one of the U.S. national parks is on my to-do list for 2019. Starting…

Links We Love: 03/29/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. Coachella is coming. But if you’re heading to Palm Springs anytime before April 21, you’ll want to try and catch the only film screening at the bubblegum pink «Dive In,» a desert drive-in movie theater from the Danish artist collective Superflex. The only movie playing there is all about fish — and science, activism, climate change — and blurs the line between art,…

Links We Love: 04/06/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. The XXXII Triennale di Milano is underway in Milan. CoolHunting’s Italy correspondent, Paolo Ferrarini reports on the «profound and frightening questions» provoked by the main show, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. The show sounds like a tour de force of art and socio-political commentary. We have until August 31 to see for ourselves. — Pavia, CEO  The 79-room clever, no-nonsense Muji Hotel…

Links We Love: 04/13/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. Go ahead and get tickets to The Shed, a 200,000-square-foot modular cultural institution of the future designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in the new Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The new neighborhood is a little too slick for my liking, but I must admit that the programming line-up at the theater is impressive and wide-ranging — like a kung-fu musical…

Links We Love: 04/20/19

In honor of Earth Day, I’ll be visiting some of the most incredible landscapes in America … through Google Arts & Culture. Their high-res digital series, The Hidden World of National Parks, follows rangers on a journey to places most people never go. – Jeralyn, editorial director I watched Notre Dame burn with a mix of horror and sadness (and was relieved to learn that the fire wasn’t the result of nefarious behavior). Our contributor in Paris, handbag designer Kasia Dietz, wrote a beautiful paean to the church she…

Links We Love: 04/27/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. So glad I stumbled upon this digital library for travelers. A lot of our favorites, including several Fathom Travel Award Winners are in here, plus a good helping of small European sites I’ve never had the pleasure of clicking on before. – Jeralyn, editorial director There’s a wild three-day design and creativity festival coming to Antwerp, Belgium, in late September.…

Links We Love: 05/04/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. BBC Travel interviewed Barack Obama about the benefits of exploring the world, his most memorable trips, and the role travel plays in creating a sense of open-mindedness across generations. – Berit, senior editor Have you tried out EyeSpy, an app that works like Shazam for plants, animals, cars, clothing, and most other things from your photos? It helps me ID…

Links We Love: 05/11/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. I want to take every single one of these Ace Camps tours — batik workshops in Swaziland, shibori dying in Japan, Navajo weaving at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, pattern printing with Lotta Jansdottir in Portugal! I love the idea of going someplace to learn or hone a craft, and, in the process, see someplace incredible and make friends with like-minded…

Links We Love: 05/18/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond. For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. In happier news about iconic Paris monuments, The Eiffel Tower celebrates its 130 birthday this week. Jasper White’s photography project «Tour Eiffel» explores how it anchors the world to Paris through at the intimate views of the tower Parisians have from their homes. I can’t wait to order a copy of the book once released. — California, editorial intern Festival-goers may think their Burning…

Links We Love: 05/25/19

Every week, our travel editors and experts select the best travel finds on the internet and beyond.  For more of Fathom’s insider picks, subscribe to our newsletter. Banksy stole the show at the Venice Biennale, and he wasn’t even invited. – Daniel, editor A long weekend is the perfect time to relax, unwind, take your eyes off your phone, and look up! (Or pay for it later.) But seriously, it may soon be illegal to text while crossing the street in NYC. Lawmakers are going to great lengths…

A Two-Hotel Hideaway in New York’s Catskill Mountains

Every New Yorker needs an out. Fathom’s Daniel Schwartz found his on hiking trails, green-energy farms, and open roads two hours north of the city in The Catskills. THE CATSKILLS, New York – The Arnold House and North Branch Inn, two sibling hotels in Sullivan County, are designed for country living with urban comforts set against the flora and fauna of the Catskill Mountains. In the time it takes to travel by train from Queens to Brooklyn and back, New Yorkers can pull off a perfect escape from the…