March 1976 was when the first issue of ITN was printed and mailed, the brain-child of the original publisher, the late Armond Noble, who noticed something about travel publications: they were filled with glowing accounts written by people who had been paid to travel. What was needed was a place where consumer travelers could share what they REALLY experienced while traveling, both the good AND the bad.
The concept Armond came up with was a magazine written by its subscribers, and he was not afraid to print their criticisms of airlines, tours, cruises, etc. — something unheard of at that time. The result was decades of exciting travel accounts, helpful warnings, numerous travel tips, interesting exchanges and just plain fun. A legacy to be proud of!