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 identify photos from the publication’s 2017 Place to Go list. – Daniel, editorial assistant
Our pals at CoolHunting have announced their latest collection of Omakase limited-edition gifts customized for a very lucky recipient in your life who, hey, could also be you. – Pavia, CEO
The upcoming travel documentary Awaken has been in the works for five years and uses the latest in time-lapse, underwater, and aerial cinematography to explore humanity’s relationship with technology and nature. In short, it’s going to be epic. See for yourself in the trailer below. – Daniel
Air France is launching Joon, a new airline specifically targeting millennials and their values, which apparently include gastronomy and good design, but not, interestingly, low-cost fares. – Jeralyn
Wishing I had a trip to Chicago on the books so I could pencil in a visit to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s new exhibit spotlighting 16 of the world’s best female photographers. – Berit
THIS WEEK ON FATHOM
A view of the Cape wine country. Photo courtesy of Delaire Graff.
WIN! A dreamy trip to California’s Big Sur.
NYC: A hip design hotel that feels like a steal.
Manhattan: The Soho address you can pretend is yours.
South Africa: A first-timer’s guide to the Cape wine country.
Interview: Massimo Bottura is on a mission to feed the body and soul.
Summer Treat: A caloric, flaming American classic with a Belgian twist.
Bookmark: Travel news, offers, and tidbits we love.