Strip And Scrub: The Iceland Way

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all learned that as a kid, and never thought too much of it since. What I failed to learn then, I’m catching up with now. Iceland is one of those mysterious, unique places I always see on a map, tilt my head a little […]

Iceland: The World’s Hottest Destination?

Friday, April 24, 2009

With the Icelandic krona nearly dropping by half to the dollar (44 percent to be exact), Iceland has been experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom since the economic disaster hit this tiny country of just 320,000. Employing an estimated 8,200 Icelanders, the country’s tourism sector hosted 70,000 Brits, 45,100 Germans, and 41,000 Danes in 2008, and […]

More Dispatches From Iceland

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not to be outdone by everyone else on the Iceland bandwagon, the NYT sent normally stodgy restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni to sample the city’s more-affordable-than-before reindeer and puffin delicacies and to check out the notoriously inebriated and long-lasting nightlife (where he managed to stay out almost past 1 a.m. to report back of hearing a […]

Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It’s probably best not to be too vocal while your on the street about the fact that one of the main reasons you’re in a particular country is how cheap everything is and how your otherwise meager lifestyle is elevated to that of a swingin’ business mogul during your trip. But let’s face it, currency […]

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