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Fathom in the Press

We are pleased as punch and grateful for the attention.

Smithsonian Magazine

The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2019
Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist)
No one wants to be pegged as a tourist (fanny packs and crew socks are never fashionable, end of story), and luckily you don’t have to. Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati — the founders of Fathom, a website by and for travel enthusiasts — tap into their own experiences on the open road, as well as their network of chefs, innkeepers and other creative types, to provide advice to anyone who has ever been intimidated by unfamiliar places. (Sample tip: When in the cloud forests of Nicaragua, let the howler monkeys be your morning alarm.) Not only does their book inspire the great explorer hidden inside all of us, but it also highlights some of the things each of us can do to become more ethical travelers and global citizens.

Los Angeles Times

What We're Reading
“Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist),” by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati, is a snackable compendium of experiences from Fathom. It gives us a list of the great food halls of the world (L.A.’s Grand Central Market makes this list), suggests hostels that don’t look or act like hostels and offers ideas on where to get into hot water (think hydrothermal experiences). This is a book to keep (secretly) on your desk for a Monday when the freedom of a weekend still makes all destinations seem possible.


Fathom Founders' New Book, "Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist)"
By Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati — the duo behind the popular travel website Fathom — Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist) is a 192-page guide to exploring places without interrupting them. Gerba and Rosati started Fathom in 2011 to make the wonderful places they’d been to or wished to visit more accessible through intimate storytelling, product tips and personal anecdotes. The culmination of all of that led them to make this book, an extension (but also a standalone project) of the website.

Town & Country

The Must-Read Books of Summer 2019
Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati, the founders of the popular travel website Fathom, put forth the appealing theory in their new book that traveling well is a skill we can all learn and that doing so will benefit both us and the places we go. The volume provides smart itineraries for people who are interested in food, beaches, volunteering, and much more. But equally important, it offers advice on to how to immerse oneself in a new place without changing it in the process.

The Strategist

What’s the Best Rolling Luggage?
we called upon some of the most well-traveled people we know (who also happen to be smart and stylish), and asked them about their favorite rolling luggage, from hard-shell to soft-case styles in both carry-on and checked sizes.

Associated Press

4 Ways to Be a Good Traveler in the Age of Overtourism
Pavia Rosati, founder of the travel service Fathom and co-author of the book "Travel Anywhere" (Hardie Grant, 2019) reminds travelers going to exotic destinations: "You are not here to just add something foreign to your collection."


The 5 best food destinations in the Americas: In a new book, the travel pros at Fathom get you fed
When having amazing meals is at the top of your vacation agenda, consider this handful of hotel restaurants throughout the Americas. More than hotels with nice rooms and impressive menus, these resorts offer immersive culinary experiences, the kinds of places where you’ll bump into the chef coming back from the garden with the day’s bounty – or where you could help harvest that bounty yourself.

The Weekend Australian

Travel News and Notes
Are you a tourist or a traveller? The authors of this guide to “travel trends and destination inspiration for the modern adventurer” say the tourist travels for pleasure, content to skim the surface; the traveller is determined to get a glimpse of life as a local in a foreign place. Appealing very much to the latter, Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati, founders of the Fathom website, give the lowdown on topics such as the places everyone will be talking about; the joy of getting your nose out of your phone; volunteer opportunities; and hostels that look like boutique hotels, as well as the world’s most romantic hotels (Longitude 131 at Uluru rates a mention). Plus there are some essential travel tips (“make friends wherever you go”) and favourite products; $29.99.

World Red Eye

Business For Breakfast at Cecconi’s – Featuring Pavia Rosati: How to Travel Anywhere For Work or Fun
Anastasia Koutsioukis, the Owner/Creative Director of Mrs. Mandolin and Mandolin Aegean Bistro, hosts a new series, Business For Breakfast at Cecconi’s, inviting a range of leaders, self-made entrepreneurs and creative innovators to share insights on their career experiences and challenges over breakfast and coffee. To celebrate the release of her new book with Jeralyn Gerba, <Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist)>, Fathom founder Pavia Rosati leads a conversation on integrating work and travel. Learn tips for adding fun to your next business trip, and how to create memorable experiences, even if you’re travelling for work.


Book Club
Travel editors Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati have collated a lifetimes worth of recommendations and insider knowledge to bring readers a travel guide which will take them on a rewarding and utterly unique journey. Fascinating people from all walks of life have come together to create a picture-perfect vision of our world. Meet the chefs, novelists and musicians that make travel so tantalizing, as you are taken to some of the worlds most well-known destinations, and then off the beaten track to more intimate and unforgettable locations. Readers will be overcome with wanderlust as they explore this enthralling new collection.

The Good Men Project

You do not want to open “Travel Anywhere” if you have been drinking or toking. First, you will turn down the corners of pages of destinations, hotels and restaurants that are particularly appealing. Then you will go to the Web to see what it costs to go there. And then, if you are sufficiently blitzed, you will grab a passport and rush to the airport.

Travel Weekly

Ovation Partners with Travel Website Fathom on Curated Trips
Ovation president Jack Ezon said the partnership was a natural fit. He considers Fathom to be a leader in the travel space, one that attracts the kinds of clients Ovation usually works with but who haven't worked with agents before. Ezon also likes Fathom's style, which is "about being approachable and relevant luxury." As he described it, "You know, sometimes you want to wear a Gap shirt with a Chanel belt. ... Fathom gets it."

Ad Exchanger

Travel Pub Fathom Uses Attribution Tech To Prove That Its Content Packs A Punch
Using Curacity, Fathom proved that three of its reviews of five-star properties in New York and Chicago helped generate more than $200,000 in direct booking revenue for those properties. "Digital journalism isn’t an easy business to be in — you put your work out there and you don’t always know what impact it has, especially in terms of monetization," Rosati said. "Now, attribution is becoming a part of how we talk to hotels, and it's because we can say to them, 'We're actually able to measure this.'"


Pavia Rosati of Fathom Will Take You Places Without Leaving NYC
Cue the birth of Fathom. Designed to allow readers to, "indulge in a passion for travel," it’s no wonder that a peek into Rosati's apartment reveals her enthusiasm for travel. "Almost everything here has a travel story," she says as my eyes bounce from souvenir to practical baubles — collectible mementos that seem to signify more than just an "item." I catch Rosati on her work-from-home day (always Thursday), with Napa in her recent rearview and Mexico on the horizon. She turns up the low hum of Van Morrison and sits back on a burnt orange chair, aligned next to a table scattered with globes and magazines — fitting.


Skift Podcast: The Relevance of Travel Media in an Age of Media Abundance


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Martha Stewart Weddings

Fathom Founder Pavia Rosati Reveals the Best Places for a Romantic Getaway and More Essential Travel Advice

Tory Burch Daily

Getaway Guide: Fathom Founders on the Best Fall Destinations

Cool Hunting

New Guides from the Anti-Tourist Travel Site
This unusually pleasant approach to vacation planning is no happy accident. Motivated by past experiences of wading through extensive recommendation lists, founder and CEO Pavia Rosati worked with editorial director Jeralyn Gerba to "create a beautiful place for the travel-proud to get inspired, then come back and share their adventures."


Former DailyCandy Editors Launch Travel Site Fathom
Whittle the overwhelming amount of content available online down to only the good stuff.


Traveler's Delight
New travel hub Fathom reads like a dinner party conversation among a group of well-heeled travelers at a remote inn in Morocco.


Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade to Guide You Through Your Next Vacation
There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you're going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? What spots are must-see, what food is must-eat, and which shops do you absolutely have to pop into? There really isn't a great way to efficiently and reliably plan out a trip itinerary on the web, except of course for the new travel site and service, Fathom. And thanks to a new partnership with Kate Spade, Fathom is about to get a whole lot more fashionable.

The New York Times T Magazine

Site Specific
To save the rest of us the trouble, Rosati started Fathom: guides, postcards and resources by journalists, tuned-in travelers and readers eager to share.


Inspirational Websites
A site for anyone with wanderlust written and photographed by the people who actually get up and wander. A true source of genuine travel recommendations.


Your Next Trip Starts Here
Rosati and Gerba, whom we've long considered walking guidebooks, had a simple goal: create the travel site they want to read as travelers. Instead of characterless, luxury hotels (or hostels, for that matter), think charming bed-and-breakfasts. In addition to trendy restos, get the best pasta ever down that narrow alley to the left.

The Sunday Times of London

The Best New Travel Websites
The elegantly curated guides include hotels, restaurants, links to other sites and itineraries under headers such as It's My First Time or I'm Here on Business.


The Wild Blue Wander
New York startup Fathom serves up online guides like those magical emails, along with tools and stories, to get the aspiring airborne out of Dodge. The curatorial bent shouldn't surprise, given the site was founded by a pair of Daily Candy alums, Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba.


Startup of the Week
I am sure you will keep going back to it.


Traveler Q & A: Pavia Rosati
We love Fathom and can't wait to see how it's going to develop.

Christopher Elliott

The 11 Best New Travel Blogs of 2011
It is, in fact, a gorgeous — and gorgeously-written — new travel blog. If I had designers like that, I would be making Arianna Huffington money in travel journalism.


Wander Woman: Travel the World Without Leaving Your Desk
The website is an ode to wanderlust composed in colorful, off-the-cuff anecdotes and downright useful guides."

Tasting Table

Meal Plan: Two Sites for the Globetrotting Eater
Explore this site by finishing the sentence, 'I travel for the...' After doing so, you'll find interviews with notable travelers, itineraries for cities around the globe and suggestions for restaurants from local chefs.

Food and Wine

Trendspotting: Curating
Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba just launched the tip-filled

Gotham Gal

Pavia Rosati, Fathom, Travel Maven, Woman Entrepreneur
What I love is that she has taken all of her interesting experiences and business acumen and launched Fathom.

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