“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
Traveling to see the buildings and artifacts of human history that would otherwise be lost to father time has inspired a travel niche built around preservation and conservation.
Whether enjoying a stay at a Medieval castle or a historic hotel in a city or town—or exploring a historic district or cemetery—communities and countries around the world are finding that preservation of the past can sustain tourism.
Preserving our cultural treasures and our natural resources helps maintain these gems for future generations, but it provides a way for culture and history to flourish.
Award-winning artist and sculptor Tyree Guyton started The Heidelberg Project in 1986 as a political protest after he returned to his old Detroit neighborhood, the Heidelberg area in the McDougall-Hunt Neighborhood, and found dereliction and debris. Read moreUnited States Insights The Arts Preservation
Phyllis Wilson, a retired Army veteran of 37 years and President of the Military Women’s Memorial Foundation, joins us to talk about the Memorial and two important campaigns to preserve history and honor a group of female veterans. Read moreUnited States History Preservation
While many of my friends have turned to books or television documentaries, I have been exploring the world of culinary travel — but not just for cooking recipes. I found inspiration in the preservation of Indigenous food. And that has me planning my next adventure. Read moreOceania Food & Drink Indigenous Preservation Social Responsibility
According to the Worldwide Wildlife Foundation, the United Kingdom (UK) is one of the regions in the world where nature is diminishing. This has led to the dwindling of wildlife in the UK with several species of wildlife nearing extinction. The Bison is a species that is nearing extinction in … Read more Read moreEurope Preservation
Imagine a bi-partisan dinner with U.S. Senators and Representatives at the Library of Congress with leading contemporary historians and a billionaire patriotic philanthropist. Then image an evening of enlightened discussions about American history without the presence of media or political jockeying. This is the setting of the Congressional Dialogues that … Read more Read moreUnited States Insights History Preservation
As Australia’s wildfires continue to rage on, the massive blaze may have an impact on the entire world. While the rainfall the area received was celebrated, NASA expects the fires’ smoke will make a complete circle around the world. It’s already being seen in the New Zealand region, turning … Read more Read moreOceania Preservation
On gorilla treks tourists are always advised to take photos from a safe distance and not worry about the Gram because they are leaving more than footprints. Curious adventure travelers are not heeding the rules many continue to get close to gorillas for the Gram but these irresponsible travelers … Read more Read moreAfrica Preservation Social Responsibility
The iconic white marble mausoleum intricately decorated with motifs and calligraphy may be one of the world’s most recognisable sights, but being such a beautiful building comes with its own set of problems. Overcrowding has long been an issue for the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, but will opening the … Read more Read moreAsia Architecture Preservation
Since 1972, and under the designation of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the United Nations has been tirelessly working to protect many beautiful spots across the globe. Now, the list gets even bigger with new sites in Canada, India and Japan, in which the UNESCO dubs them as belonging to the … Read more Read moreHistory Preservation
If you ever saw an Aldabra Giant Tortoise, you’d think it was a dinosaur, as they look as if they came from another time period. And, it’s possible that’s true. After all, they can live to be more than 100 years old and weigh up to 300 pounds. Of course, … Read more Read moreAfrica Volunteer Travel Preservation
Enjoy a transformative travel experience as we travel to North Korea, Malta, Mexico and Barbados. Wendy Simmons is an intrepid traveler whose solo adventures have taken her from Ethiopia to North Korea and beyond. She joins World Footprints radio to share her wealth of travel advice and gives us a … Read more Read moreThe World Experiences Off the Beaten Path History The Arts Preservation