Fathomaway Compass

I travel for the Kids

Eye Candy: Family Road Trip in the Andes

PERU AND CHILE – The sky changed from heavy gray to a dazzling display of faceted jewel tones. Rubies and topaz and amethyst and tanzanite set behind mountain peaks glimmered in the thin air.

A Few Days in Cape Town, South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Zen oases and disco balls in the sand. Penguins in the surf and mountaintop views. The question isn't "what should we do?" but "how can we fit it all in?"

Forget Versailles. Go to Vaux le Vicomte

MAINCY, France – Forget Versailles. There's a better, more intimate château just as close to Paris. Same designers, same scandalous history. It's the ultimate antidote to Fashion Week.

I'm Bringing the Whole Damn Family to Bali

BALI – Sites with the kids by day and cocktails by night. Bali is more than a romantic getaway. It's fun for the whole, extended, picky, babies-to-gramps, what-about-me family. 

Consider the [Maine] Lobster

PORTLAND, Maine – A late summer/fall trip to New England's (literal) top state delivers a gorgeous coastline, incredible dining scene, and wholesome outdoorsy fun with smaller crowds and low prices.

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