Q & A with Pavia Rosati

Paris, Les Editeurs cafe

Pavia Rosati is the founder of the amazing new travel website Fathom (www.fathomaway.com), the kind of site that will inspire you to plan five trips in dreamy destinations around the world the second you see it. She was also the executive editor of Daily Candy since it was just a baby and directed all of us to all things fabulous. As you would expect from someone so stylish, Pavia is that friend that knows exactly where to go and what to do before it becomes chic. Luckily for us, Pavia shares some tips with reCrib. Now after you are done reading this, get online and book that next trip and stop dreaming…

What is your favorite place to visit?
City – Paris. I lived there in college and it’s like visiting an old friend.
Island – Lo Scoglio in Marina del Cantone. Okay, it’s technically not an island. But I feel so remote when I’m there, and it’s surrounded by water, so can you blame me for my confusion?
Adventure destination – Utah. Does climbing up and down state park mountains count as “adventure”?

What’s the one thing you won’t travel without?
A camera. Good moisturizer. And it doesn’t always happen, but I love traveling with my husband.

What do you most miss about home when you travel?
Cooking in my kitchen.

What is New York City’s (your hometown) best kept secret?
That we’re a village of connected and friendly locals.

Best destination with kids?
I don’t have kids, but I love watching my friends’ kids go crazy on the beach.

Best destination without kids?
A four-hour lunch at Le Meurice.

Favorite hotel?
The Connaught is pretty perfect. And though I only spent one night there five years ago, I’ve never been able to get Il Convento di Santa Maria di Constantinopoli in Puglia out of my head. I could move in for a few months.

After I land in Naples, my first meal is at Pizzeria Brand.

Top three destinations or hotels you want to visit?
1. Hong Kong.
2. Tierra del Fuego, Chile.
3. I’ve spent a quarter of my life in Italy, but I can’t believe I’ve never been to Sicily or Pantelleria.

Besides Fathom, what are your favorite travel blogs or resources?
Alastair Sawday finds the most charming small hotels, and Jonglez Publishing’s Secret/Unusual books unearth excellent quirk. Cool Hunting has impeccable taste. And since I have a fierce practical streak, I’m crazy about Michelle Wiggins in NYT, Wendy Perrin in Conde Nast Traveler, and Christopher Elliott in National Geographic Traveler.

Favorite vacation reads?
I like books set in the place I’m visiting. Reading Paul Bowles’ short stories in Morocco added a petrifying, atmospheric tone to my time in Marrakech. I don’t think we were kidnapped by bedouins on our trip, but I sometimes wonder.

Any travel secrets?
Pack half the things you think you need; you’ll never regret traveling light. Go see the thing you’re too tired to visit; you’ll never regret having seen too much.

Best thing about starting your own business?
Well, I had this idea about what a travel website should look like…

Hardest thing about starting your own business?
It’s really tough to blame the boss.

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