Tracker trailer pulling group through an apple farm on agritourism trip.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”               – Miriam Beard

Though it may not seem like a vacation, working on a farm, ranch or village and all that entails puts one into the realm of agritourism.  From picking fruits and vegetables to herding livestock, agritourism is a global activity that sustains rural communities through visitation. Experiencing yourself is much better than reading in books or hearing stories from folks.

Many parts of the world now rely on agritourism to broaden and sustain their communities by promoting activities in rural areas. We all love our food and it’s a great experience to know and see how it is produced and at times enjoy authentic culinary experiences.


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Celebrating “Down to Earth Month” with Sustainable California Wines

This show illuminates the intersection of the California winegrowing industry and environmental activism.   Read more

United States Agritourism Sustainability
Harvesting rice in Malaysia

Exploring the Paddy Fields in Sekinchan Town, Malaysia

By Farah Kasman

Malaysia is one of the beautiful and unique countries to visit in Southeast Asia. It’s a melting pot of cultures, populated by Malays, Chinese, Indians, and the various indigenous groups.   Read more

Asia Agritourism Landscape
The Roost Vineyard Bistro & Farm Bakery on Vancouver Island.

The Saanich Peninsula: A Family Farm Haven on Vancouver Island

By Christina Newberry

When I arrive at Healing Farm, I have an overwhelming sense that I’ve come home. This 18-acre organic farm on Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula is everything I love about this part of the world, where I grew up. There are fruit trees and blackberry vines and even 85 maples, that … Read more   Read more

Canada Agritourism Food & Drink History
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Taste the Local Lifestyle with Agritourism

By Breana Johnson

I bend to reach under a blueberry bush, knowing the juiciest berries are hiding underneath, where all the other pickers have missed them. Ping! A blueberry hits me in the back of the head, catching me by surprise. I turn to see my ten-year-old nephew looking sheepishly at me just … Read more   Read more

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Locals of Licin, East Java

By Ziba Redif

The sleepy village of Licin is situated in the Banyuwangi regency of East Java, Indonesia. It’s a 30-minute drive from the town of Banyuwangi – Java’s easternmost tip – and an hour from the slopes of Kawah Ijen, the legendary volcano famous for its electric blue flames. It’s often used … Read more   Read more

Asia Agritourism Sustainability
Sunrise over Mahabaleshwar, India

Mahabaleshwar: A Tranquil Getaway in the Western Ghats of India

By Tania Banerjee

Sunlight streamed in as I parted the window curtains of the double-decker luxury bus my husband and I were taking from Mumbai to the popular summer destination of Mahabaleshwar, 264 kilometers East of India’s biggest city. Outside, low-hanging tufts of clouds touched the opulent carpet of green that rolled down … Read more   Read more

India Agritourism Off the Beaten Path History
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Touring a Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica

By Lola Méndez

Traveling has made me a coffee lover. I’ve enjoyed the perfect espresso in Italy, strong traditional brews made in copper pots in Albania, cortados in Uruguay, and learned to take my coffee with coconut milk in Vietnam. Throughout my adventures, I’ve visited coffee plantations in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. I … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Agritourism Food & Drink

Traveling through Puerto Vallarta and Tequila, Mexico

World Footprints travels to Jalisco, Mexico where we’ll be met by dolphins, pirates and Jose Cuervo. Jalisco is the seventh largest state of the 32 states in Mexico.  It is rich in history and considered to be the true Mexico since many of the cultural characteristics of the country (Mariachis, … Read more   Read more

Mexico Agritourism History
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Exploring Hakone Gardens, Chocolate Travel, Sustainable California Wines and Lansing, Michigan

At 100+ years old, Hakone Gardens is a National Trust and one of the oldest Japanese estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere.    Read more

United States Agritourism Experiences Sustainability
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Norfolk Botanical Garden, TSA Precheck, Riviera Nayarit, Iron Chef Cat Cora

The Norfolk Botanical Garden is an oasis that sits on a 155 acre site near the Norfolk International Airport. The garden showcases 52 themed gardens including a butterfly garden, rose garden and other diverse flora. President Michael Desplaines tells us that visitors will soon experience a taste of Asia when … Read more   Read more

United States Agritourism Family Travel Food & Drink
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Darjeeling––the queen of the hills

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Gathering Darjeeling tea leaves.  Photo:  David Edwards India is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse nations in the world. To cover each region would require a 100  page book so we’ll just offer a snapshot into the country with special attention for one particular region. The most attractive … Read more   Read more

India Agritourism Food & Drink
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Gastronomy heaven in Provence, France

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

One of France’s most beautiful regions is Provence, featuring an unique blend of mountains and sea, old cities and traditional villages, nature and culture blending in an unforgettable atmosphere. While most people visit Provence for the high luxury of the Cote d’Azur or for the ski slopes of the Alps, … Read more   Read more

France Agritourism Food & Drink
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Global Hunger Conference – The Fight Against Famine

Howard Buffett and Bill Gates.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickYou may have seen the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Buffett and clips from the World Food Program’s 10th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony and global hunger conference at the U.S. Department of State but World Footprints is sharing the complete highlights.  This … Read more   Read more

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Agritourism Meets Fun at Forks And Corks Festival

By Bijan C. Bayne

Every year Sarasota, Florida hosts its annual Forks and Corks Food And Wine Festival, featuring wines, vineyards, and wineries from France, New Zealand, Argentina, Italy, California and Washington state, and the city’s finest cuisine from Mexican fare to locally sourced farm delights. The  festival features tastings, informative panels, dinner events, … Read more   Read more

United States Agritourism Family Travel Events & Festivals
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Agritourism Events Offering Authentic Experiences

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

With the increased awareness of sustainability, health and the desire to become educated on where food comes from, agritourism is a growing travel trend. More and more farmers are opening their doors to increased number of travelers who are seeking authentic culinary experiences that speak to our food origins. Given … Read more   Read more

United States Agritourism Events & Festivals Sustainability