Travel Archive

Hiking with Knitters in Iceland

IWTC interviewed Nancy Fierer on her trip to Iceland IWTC: What was your motivation for this trip? Fiere: As a young girl, I dreamed of going to Iceland; and the dream continued as I grew up, raised a family, had a career and finally retired. I love that women are respected in Iceland; the country has dramatic geology; and it is incredibly beautiful. I wanted …

Dreaming of Snorkeling

by Marta Turnbull When I am 80, I shall tell my grandchildren, I first successfully snorkeled off the bow of an Arabian dhow in the warm waters of Zanzibar–or so the dream goes. It was not my first attempt. I had donned a mask and fins multiple times–that was the easy part. The challenge–bordering on panic–was trying to breathe through the snorkel mouthpiece. “Silly,” I …

Dark streets and secret joys, a look at Bangkok

Bangkok is one of those cities that is transforming faster than it is possible to catalog. A city of terrible crime, sex slavery, wide spread prostitution and exploitation, it is also a city for millions of Thai families, workers and country people living their daily lives. There are areas that have to be avoided such as the dark side-streets of Patpong, and areas that are …

Petite Climber Exceeds Expectations

IWTC’s metaphor for travel is rock climbing with ropes, meaning that we all should go have adventures, but do them sensibly. So when we had an opportunity to talk with Lea Sachs, a real rock climber, we couldn’t resist. IWTC: How did you get into climbing? Sachs: I have been climbing since I could walk. OK, so I was about 4 when I was on …

Little-Known Places in New York City that Everyone Should See

Dark gritty places, weird stories, women’s art, protest sites, street art. These are some of the little known and less trumpeted places that make New York City special, places that are a bit off the beaten track, but important to see.  Here are six of my favorites. 1. HERE Arts Center The HERE Arts Center, a space for innovative and cutting edge art performances, is …