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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.


girl-joyous on mountain

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
Digital nomad office is a dream lifestyle

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
New Year's celebration

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
duck-for Christmas dinner

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
fortress-of-kils-game of thrones

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
christmas-bulb on cherry tree in Japan

How Different Cultures Celebrate the Christmas Holiday

By Benedine Kaptuya

It turns out that Santa Claus doesn’t visit the entire world. Officially, the Christmas holiday is on the 24th and 25th of December each year. However, in reality, each region and country celebrates Christmas at earlier or later dates based on their own traditions and beliefs.   Read more

The World Events & Festivals
Santa Claus at Christmas on the beach

I’m Dreaming of a White (Sand) Christmas

By Kerri Driver

It was Christmas Eve and it was snowing! This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Growing up in Houston, Texas, we rarely saw snow, and for it to happen on Christmas Eve had me jumping for joy.   Read more

The World Experiences Events & Festivals
Dream catchers were originally created by Native Americans.

Exploring Indigenous Tourism and Istanbul

Indigenous tourism is tourism that directly engages Indigenous people, either by allowing them to manage a site or making Indigenous culture the focus for a destination. An Indigenous-focus tourist is generally an international or domestic tourist who participates in or undertakes at least one Indigenous tourism activity during a holiday, … Read more   Read more

The World History Indigenous
G Adventures' Bruce Poon Tip in Agra, India at the Taj Mahal. Photo courtesy of G Adventures

Traveling deeper with Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures

In this episode, World Footprints hosts Tonya and Ian travel deeper with Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, as he discusses his journey into the world of travel, with particular focus on his “5th Gear” as an immigrant.   Read more

The World Insights
Scuba divers

Cold Water Confidence

By Natasha Tucker

As a kid growing up near the ocean, the movie that I resonated with the most was The Little Mermaid. I wanted to be Ariel, but, in reverse. Unlike Ariel striving to transition from a life underwater to on land, I wanted to live underwater, where the fish are, to … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Experiences
veligandu-island-in Maldives ofrers vaccine vacations

Vaxcations: Needle-driven Getaways and the Questions Around Them

By Sugato Mukherjee

The COVID pandemic has given rise to a new global travel trend called vaccine vacations or vaxcations, for short.   Read more

The World Health & Wellness Insights
Digital nomad office is a dream lifestyle

Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Digital Nomad

By Ali Jennings

Becoming a digital nomad is the dream lifestyle for many people nowadays. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.   Read more

The World Insights