A Way To Go

A Way To Go

A Way to Go is the podcast from Fathom, the go-to platform for curious travelers. Fathom celebrates all places we travel, and A Way to Go explores why we travel. Hear revelatory interviews, insightful travel stories and glean practical information and insider tips to turn your inspiration into travel reality. Hosted by Fathom founders Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba.... Show More

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April 7, 2020 2 min

We said that these are really uncertain times for the travel industry as a whole, and we may not have realized how right we were. We've been impacted also.

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We’re a few weeks into the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, and things that were looking rough a week ago seem dismal and dire today. As we’re all sheltering in place and struggling to find a new normal, we can’t help but wonder, are we ever going to travel again? We will, of course, but how? Just as 9/11 changed forever our experience at the airport, what impact with coronavirus have on the way we travel? In this episode, Fathom ...

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A few years ago, Brooklyn-based writer Glynnis MacNicol crossed the United States in a tiny yellow car with a very large dog. On a random pit stop at the oldest dude ranch in the United States, something unexpected happened: She fell in love with Wyoming — with its wide open spaces, with the horses trotting past her cabin at daybreak, with the intensity of being around so few people. In this episode, Glynnis explains to Jeralyn and...

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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 why: Her father was a fugitive and the fami...

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How does the coronavirus affect travel? We're still in the early days of the COVID-19 epidemic, and many of us are asking ourselves the same questions: Is it safe to travel now? Will it be safe in the future? Am I staying home forever? These are issues best answered with rational thought and critical analysis, not fear and panic. So we turned to Dr. Jennifer Haythe of Columbia University Medical Center for expert advice. In thi...

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At the end of 2018, Marcy DePina — an ethnomusicologist, DJ, podcast producer, and self-admitted workaholic — realized she had forgotten to take her vacation days, even though she loves to travel. So she set out to fix that situation by taking 12 trips in 12 months in 2019. And crush that travel goal she did, ranking up 17 trips for the year. As for 2020, she's setting her ambitions even higher and planning to discover more rem...

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A luxury resort hotel moves into a destination that has never had one before. Hey now, great! So exciting!! But hang on — who will run this place, from bar orders at the pool to the reservations for spring break? And ensure that locals embrace the joint and its impact on their home turf? Harsha Chanrai’s innovative hospitality company Saira finds and trains the talent that ensures that luxury hotels in beautiful spots make headline...

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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. Find more info a...

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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 lo...

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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.


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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. Find more info about this episode at Fathomaway.com. 

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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. 


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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. 

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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.


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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...

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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...

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November 12, 2019 2 min

"A Way to Go" is the new podcast from iHeart Media and Fathom which explores all the reasons people travel.

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