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. Fi... Read more
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 alo... Read more
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,... Read more
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. Find more info about this episode at Fathomaway.com.
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. Find more info about this episode at Fathomaway.... Read more
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. Find more info about this episode at Fathomaway.com
Most people know Stephanie March as the actress on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” or the beauty entrepreneur behind the Shespoke custom cosmetics company. In fact, she’s the ultimate globetrotting philanthropist, who works with Planned Parenthood, World of Children, and One Kid, One World. Through her advocacy in Kenya, India, Uzbekistan, among many other places, she's helping to make the world a better place for e... Read more
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... Read more
"A Way to Go" is the new podcast from iHeart Media and Fathom which explores all the reasons people travel.