“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.
This show illuminates the intersection of the California winegrowing industry and environmental activism. Read moreUnited States Agritourism Sustainability
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 moreCanada Agritourism Food & Drink History
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 moreThe World Agritourism Food & Drink Sustainability
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 moreAsia Agritourism Sustainability
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 moreIndia Agritourism Off the Beaten Path History
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 moreCentral and South America Agritourism Food & Drink
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 moreMexico Agritourism History
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 moreUnited States Agritourism Family Travel Food & Drink
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 moreIndia Agritourism Food & Drink
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 moreFrance Agritourism Food & Drink
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 moreThe World Agritourism Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
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 moreUnited States Agritourism Family Travel Events & Festivals
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 moreUnited States Agritourism Events & Festivals Sustainability