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“The danger which is least expected soonest comes to us.”

– Voltaire

Travel is a life imperative (in our humble opinion) but equally as important is the safety and security of the traveling community. Safe travel means safe journeys, so that your love for travel grows and you keep becoming worldly wise with each holiday trip.

We face numerous risks to our safety and security–a pandemic, social unrest, crime, natural disasters–so we have to be prepared for the unexpected.

William M. Jeffer (former President, Union Pacific Railroad Co. (1946)) said that “Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.” Thus, safety is about the protection of humanity as much as it is our personal self.

At the end of the day, the goals here are about your safety and security.

Safe travels!

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Travel during a pandemic: Responsible or reckless?

By Jessica Barrett

My last trip was in February 2020, just a month before the coronavirus pandemic shut much of the world down for months on end.   Read more

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South Africa - Lion's Head, Cape Town. Photo of Kellie Paxian

Balancing safety and sanity as a nomadic soul during the pandemic

By Kellie Paxian

But for many of us wanderlust-filled souls, there is one major influence on our well-being that the pandemic discourages — and that is travel.   Read more

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How to Stay Safe on the Trails

By Nikki Gillingham

Whether we identify as travellers or not, a lot of us are taking time during the pandemic to connect with nature. Depending on where you live in the world, restaurants, shops, and even parks have been closed, so a lot of us are hitting the trails to enjoy the fresh … Read more   Read more

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Airport seats in an empty airport. Every other seat is blocked off for social distancing because of COVID

How to fly safely during COVID

By Tara Tadlock

Travel may never be the same, but that only means that you’ll need to be more prepared for flights in the COVID era. If you must travel, or as lockdowns lift and travel restrictions loosen, if you decide to travel, there are precautionary measures you can take to lessen your … Read more   Read more

The World Insights Safety

Traveling from Cape Town to Vancouver during a pandemic

Kellie Paxian just made it out of South Africa before the country went into lockdown. The country was expecting COVID-19 to take a hold on South Africans but was the country prepared?  What about Vancouver? Kellie joins World Footprints to answer these questions and more.  She provides some insights into … Read more   Read more

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A letter to travellers during the coronavirus pandemic

By Kellie Paxian

Our planet is currently experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon. The outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, is spreading rapidly and the death toll is rising.   Read more

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8 Tips for the Solo Female Traveler in India

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Many people consider India an utterly unsafe place to travel alone, and while that may be true to some extent, there’s no denying the fact that this country is beautiful and each state has something amazing to offer in terms of sightseeing and cuisine. Besides, hundreds of people both male … Read more   Read more

India Insights Safety

Dark side of Cruising & Travel Insurance 101

World Footprints will open up our new “Travelers University” to share some important things that you should know about the cruise industry and travel insurance.  Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for years, there are things about the cruise industry that you probably don’t know. … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling

The outbreak and apparent resurgence of the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as the Swine Flu, has caught the world by surprise and worldwide concern over this virus is affecting many peoples lives, including their travel plans.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Travel and Security Changes

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. The way we travel will soon be changing, particularly when it comes to required documentation and airport security. But your Traveling Enthusiasts welcome representatives from Border Protection and … Read more   Read more

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