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“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit—this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”

–Saint Augustine

The world has so much to share with those wish to travel and those who are into traveling. Possibilities of exploring the world are endless. The world has so much to offer – from its nature, to histories of lands, cultures of various groups across the globe, different flavors to savor or simply to escape one’s monotonous life. The reasons for another trip around the world are many , if not just love for traveling. The world beckons us to step out of our cozy homes and daily routines and take a trip to any place ,known or unknown.

Unpack the beauty and wonders of the world through the insightful stories below.  Travel and explore the globe in your own way, make another unforgettable trip to a new place.


Travel the world by housesitting. Photo of a girl sitting alone in a large house.

How to Travel the World by House Sitting

By Ali Jennings

Accommodations form the bulk of most travelers’ budgets, and with the general cost of everything increasing, it can be difficult to find somewhere for a decent price, especially if you’re traveling to a country that has a strong economy. What if I told you there was a way of traveling … Read more   Read more

The World Budget Travel
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“Don’t Buy the Cheap Tickets” and more tips from an airline insider

Airline industry expert Kewwin McKenzie shares important airline tips that he’s gained from his experience of traveling around the world during the pandemic and the common mistakes people make when booking airline tickets.   Read more

The World Insights
South Africa giraffes spotted on safari.

Top 10 Countries to Visit in Spring

Spring is one of the best times to visit a new country. It isn’t too hot or cold, and you get to experience everything a city has to offer without bad weather ruining everything. While there are dozens of places you can go to, there are certainly a few standouts.  … Read more   Read more

The World
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No Boundaries: Women Explorers and Scientists who are Changing the World

On this World Footprints episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to National Geographic Explorer and conservation photographer, Gabby Salazar, to hear about some inspiring stories of women change-makers profiled in her new book, No Boundaries.     Read more

The World Experiences
Monarch butterfly photo by Cara Sierra

The Perfect Introductory Activities to Solo Travel

By Cara Siera

I never thought solo travel was for me. I spent my childhood adventuring with my parents and other family members. When I got married, I relished the thought of a lifetime travel companion. How often we have regaled with stories of road trips with friends.   Read more

The World Experiences
An example of unethical animal tourism. Riding an elephant in Thailand.

Animal Cruelty for Tourists’ Entertainment: An Industry in Need of Reform

By Bianca Caruana

As selfies with tigers, primates and other wild species front Instagram and Facebook feeds, tourists are now forced to question the morals and ethics of their encounters with captive animals.   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility
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1,000 Places To See with Wanderlust

Join World Footprints for our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Patricia Schultz and Avalon Travel’s Grace Fujimoto about their newest travel books, the Deluxe edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Wanderlust. Author Patricia Schultz has transformed her New York Times bestselling book, 1,000 Places … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
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Talk about Travel Mania

Travel vicariously through author Karen Gershowitz’s compelling stories as she gives us an up-close, often humorous look at the defining moments that only travel can offer.   Read more

The World Adventure Lifestyle
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Becoming a Digital Nomad

By Ali Jennings

Digital nomadism is here and on the rise. I’m proud to count myself among that tribe.   Read more

The World Insights
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New Year’s Traditions From Around the World

By Hanna Muth

Today, while most countries continue to honor New Year’s Day on January 1st, each country’s traditions couldn’t be more different.   Read more

The World Events & Festivals
Muslim prayer-in Islamic country

Top 10 Things Westerners Should Do Before Travelling to an Islamic Country

By Mohammad Aamir Arafat

Islam is the second-most followed religion after Christianity. Out of the 195 countries on Earth, 56 have a Muslim majority and are governed by Muslims.   Read more

The World Insights Religious Travel History Humanity
White House Christmas. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

World Footprints Holiday Music Special

‘Tis the season with the gift of holiday music.  As you enjoy the musical selections from around the world, please accept our gratitude for your support of World Footprints over the years.    Read more

The World Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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Traditional holiday dishes from around the world

By Natalie Hoy

With the holidays approaching, I’m sure all of us already have our holiday dinner menu planned. Today, let’s go on a virtual journey to learn about traditional holiday dishes from around the world.   Read more

The World Events & Festivals Food & Drink
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Alternative Game of Thrones Locations You Can Visit Today

When searching for inspiration for your next vacation, it is likely you may turn to the world of film and television.Movies and television series can often open your eyes to new and wonderful locations, creating a tourist destination where previously few people visited. A classic example is Game of Thrones; … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
Photo courtesy of Cory Lee

Traveling the world in a powered wheelchair

At the age of two, Cory was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. Because this disease is progressive it has served as a catalyst for Cory to see as much of the world as he can.   Read more

The World Accessible