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US Marine corps

Inspirational Life and Travel Journeys from a Woman Marine

In a human interest story that travels we introduce Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, one of the first women of color to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1970s.   Read more

United States Experiences Insights
people-digital nomad reflections

Why I advocate for slow travel—and why you should, too

By Jessica Barrett

Travel used to be slow. Granted, it was slow because there was no other way…Somewhere along the way, we got (very) lost.   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility
Diversity in art - photos

Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

By Breana Johnson

The best way to travel with the intent of exploring diversity is to ditch the touristy places. Sometimes, tourist attractions bring people from all over the world — the Grand Canyon or Disneyland, for example.   Read more

The World Family Travel Insights The Arts Social Responsibility
Hasidic Community

Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood and Ecuador’s Huaorani people

Hasidic Community You have probably seen the men with black coats, black panama-style hats and long curly sideburns (payots) and wondered who they are. These men (and women) in black are members of the Hasidic Jewish religious group. The group that arose as a spiritual revival movement in 18th century … Read more   Read more

The World Insights History Humanity
Abu Dhabi skyline

Destinations currently accepting international visitors

By Madi Kh

In an attempt to return to normalcy, several countries have reopened their borders for international visitors.   Read more

The World Insights
Pakistan mosque

The Pakistan I Know

By Madi Kh

What do you think of when you hear the name Pakistan?   Read more

Asia Insights History
"Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga" by Paul and Jill is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Finding the Common Thread at the Pinkas Synagogue, Prague

By Nicole Banks

Standing in front of a memorial to the 77,297 Czech Jews who were massacred during the Holocaust, however, it’s not quite so easy for me to dismiss.   Read more

Europe Insights History
Deaf Traveler

Traveling Insights from a deaf Traveler

Have you ever thought what it would feel like to travel the world in silence?   Read more

The World Accessible Insights
Bust of George Washington Carver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Travel Beyond Black History Month

By Ann-Marie Cahill

During February, there is an influx of travel stories for the “Best Places to Celebrate Black History Month”. It’s great and there are so many places I want to visit! However, the same list almost disappears into the ether as soon as March 1st arrives.   Read more

The World Insights History Social Responsibility
America's History | American Hidden Historical Narratives

The Importance of Expanding America’s Hidden Historical Narratives

Expanding America’s historical narrative to include enslaved and Indigenous people and their contributions to the country.   Read more

United States Insights History
Green Chamber. Photo courtesy of Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site.

Schuyler Mansion: History, Enslavement and Alexander Hamilton

Heidi Hill and Jessie Serfilippi from the Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site share the stories behind the stories about the Schuyler family and Alexander Hamilton.   Read more

United States Insights History
Twenty Twenty | Nigel Watts's Twenty Twenty

Global Pandemic, Climate Change, Virtual Tourism: Twenty Twenty novel predictions from 1995

As 2020 comes to a close we remember the late author Nigel Watts and the eerie predictions he made about this year in his 1995 novel “Twenty Twenty”. Nigel’s predictions are shared through the voice of his widow, Sahera Cohen.   Read more

The World Insights Climate
Hiroshima

Five Travelers share their Travel Wish List for 2021

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

We were curious about the places other travelers are dreaming about so we asked some of our fellow travelers to share their travel wish list for 2021.   Read more

The World Insights
Heart Island

13 expressions of travel love and nostalgia

By Kellie Paxian

We were deeply moved and inspired by the stories shared in our previous collection on What I Miss Most About Traveling, but every travel lover knows there is no end to the love letter that our world deserves.   Read more

The World Insights
Hot air ballooning over Appalachian mountains

Uncovering Appalachia

Author and scholar Nancy Brown Diggs joins World Footprints to peel back the layers of Appalachian culture that she uncovers in her new book, In Search of Appalachia.   Read more

United States Insights History