iwtc Archive

It was the Women in the Mosque

We were walking around and around the enormous parking lot at the Alexandria, Egypt port looking for the guide we had contracted with to take the four of us to Cairo. Our itinerary included seeing the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, visiting a souk, and riding a camel—I know it is embarrassingly touristy and, in retrospect, I fear, riding is bad for the animals. First, …

The IWTC Solves the Problem of Global Violence

Just in time for the Holidays* Knowing that women throughout the world turn to IWTC for the answers to the world’s most pressing problems affecting women, we do a great deal of research. For years now, we’ve been researching global violence. Over margaritas last evening, we had a breakthrough and can now announce a comprehensive and effective solution to global violence. Let us start with …

Nellie Bly on Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Nellie Bly, a noted traveler of the world, was an early pioneer for women’s travel.  Thanks to a warp in the time space continuum and the miracle of the internet, she is our advice columnist.   Dear Nellie Bly, I was thinking of traveling with 2 girl friends to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I just wanted to know your opinion on how safe it …

Anxiety, Panic, PTSD, and Travel – Coping Strategies for the Adventurous

It’d be great if we lived in a world that acknowledged that many of us have moments when we feel completely overwhelmed, on the verge of meltdown, and don’t know what to do.  It would help if we admit to ourselves this can happen anywhere, even when we travel. Maybe it’s the unfamiliar, the unexpected, and the occasional dangers, but there’s nothing like having an …

The Best and Worst of North America

Of the only two countries in North America*—Canada and the United States of America (US) —our pick for the best and safest country in North America for women travelers is Canada. According to the Global Peace Index 2017 (GPI), Canada is 8th out of 163 countries ranked. To put that in perspective, it is one of the top ten most stable countries in the world. …

Three and a Half Days in Sydney, NSW

There is a bit of pressure when you have only three and a half days to visit one of the great cities of the world, which is all the time we had to explore Sydney. How to decide what to see? Recently, we met an American woman whose travel philosophy is to see as much as she can squeeze into the allotted time each day, …