Fathom
All images courtesy of Fathom

Our favorite thing about August is that everyone has a travel story to tell.

That's why we love Fathom, a new online forum for sharing travel tales (and advice) all year round. Launched this spring, the website is an ode to wanderlust composed in colorful, off-the-cuff anecdotes and downright useful guides.

The heart of the site is the Postcards section, which collects communiqués from amateur and professional globetrotters alike, broken down by categories like Thrill, Food and Culture--each describing a traveler's particular passion. Here you'll find a hilarious post on how Italians worship babies, a look at the Paris photo studio behind the Vaseline-lensed celebrity headshots of yore and a musing on hiking Iceland's glaciers in Margiela boots.

The site's other two sections, Guides and Tools, offer up destination-specific travel itineraries and nifty travel resources, respectively. "A Field Guide to the Hamptons" teaches you the difference between surfer-friendly Montauk and ultra-ritzy East Hampton, and this one-day London itinerary offers the ideal to-do list for the solo traveler.

Regardless, whether you're a veteran voyager with a passport to rival Hillary Clinton's or just an avid armchair traveler, Fathom will keep you entertained long after summer vacations are over.

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