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Tianmen Mountain National Park, Hunan, China. Photo by Oleksiy Maksymenko.

What we were clicking on and talking about this week at #FathomHQ.

My favorite travel shoe is headed west for the month of December. Stop by Sabah’s LA pop-up to try on a pair of their chic Turkish slippers and join in on a family dinner or Sunday dance party. – Berit, editor 

This personal story about why one San Francisco taxi driver decided to work for Lyft tells a lot about the ride share economy and the ongoing battle between taxis and Uber/Lyft. – Pavia, CEO 

I could spend all day reading New York Magazine‘s interviews with residents from one street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, about the changes happening in their neighorhood. – Daniel, editorial assistant

My all-time favorite homegoods and stationery store, Muji, just opened its NYC flagship store this weekend. I know where I’m doing my holiday shopping this year. – Becky, assistant editor

Taking a page from the Norwegians and mentally preparing myself for a New York winter with their koselig mindset, a celebration of all things warm and cozy. – Berit

I’ve always wondered how many people bear my father’s family’s original surname, Mechnikov, which was changed more than 100 years ago in Tsarist Russia. According to this search and statistics site, there are 983 of us. – Daniel

Loving The Atlantic‘s series of aerial photos of China, from smoggy cities to beautiful mountain landscapes. – Becky

Book your holiday travel based around the airlines that offer the most leg room. – Berit


THIS WEEK ON FATHOM: Celebrating the Outdoors in America

Main Street Farm, Livingston Manor

Local bounty at Main Street Farms in Livingston Manor, New York. Photo by Daniel Schwartz.

This week, we celebrate small towns and big views in wide open destinations across America.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia: A weekend of mountain highs.

Big Sky Country, Montana: A deluxe family-friendly ranching vacation.

Charlottesville, Virginia: Breaking the college town bias.

Oxford, Mississippi: Irresistible food and football charms

Upatate New York: Country living at two hotels in the Catskill Mountains.

Clatsop County, Oregon: How to have an epic road trip.

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Finding the new in the great old town.

Black Hills, South Dakota: In search of — and finding — the good life.

The Tasty South: The region’s best food delivered to your door.

On the trail: A mixtape for fall hikes.

This article originally appeared on Fathom.