sommermathis's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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first journey

On the Road in India With Atlas Obscura's First Journey Winner

Jenn Smith shares what it's been like so far to finally visit the country where she was born.
October 14, 2019
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first journey

Introducing Atlas Obscura's First Journey Finalists!

We’ve been inspired by each of their proposals, and we think you will be, too.
July 22, 2019
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first journey

My First Journey: Atlas Obscura Co-Founder Dylan Thuras's Eastern European Adventure

"That context, that deeper understanding, it stays with you."
April 3, 2019
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first journey

My First Journey: Atlas Obscura Co-Founder Josh Foer's Great American Road Trip

"The most important experience of my life in terms of shaping who I am."
April 3, 2019
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wishlist

Wishlist: The Perfect Beginner's Telescope

With the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT, even novices can enjoy bright, high-quality images of the night sky.
January 4, 2018
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the year in wonder

We Asked, You Answered: Wondrous Things That Happened in 2017

Atlas Obscura readers wrote to us about their brightest personal moments from the year.
December 29, 2017
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the year in wonder

Tell Us About Something Wondrous That Happened in 2017

Atlas Obscura is looking for the bright moments in a difficult year, and we need your help.
December 13, 2017
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wayfinding

An Animated Guide to Nature's Best Wayfinding Secrets

Learn to navigate with the moon, stars, trees, and more.
July 25, 2017
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memory

We Asked, You Answered: The Kids' Books You Wish More People Remembered

Atlas Obscura readers took quite the trip down memory lane this week.
June 18, 2017
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scary stories

What Children's Book Do You Remember That No One Else Does?

This week, Atlas Obscura is collecting memories of long-lost YA and kids' books that remain burned in your brain.
June 12, 2017
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gentrification

In Fast-Changing Seattle, an Effort Not to Forget the Past

A new project gathers the collective memory of places that no longer exist.
April 28, 2017