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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

— Maya Angelou

Transformative travel is a great way to self-reflect and self-discover . The outer journey helps the inner you and bring some amazing changes to one’s life.

Travel offers one of the most transformative opportunities one can ever experience. There is not one person alive who has not been changed in the slightest of ways from a trip. Transformative travel can be any simple journey that you take to gain an insightful experience and helps you in growing as an individual. You may have never thought so deeply, but traveling to new lands can bring some powerful changes to you and your life.

This page shares some of the most poignant transformative experiences that have resulted from a trip.

Explore, be inspired and enjoy!


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Exploring Comfort Zones and Culture in China

By Alexander Galant

Leaving Canada for a three-week cultural adventure in China, I become infected with the travel bug that now fuels my future.   Read more

Asia Experiences Transformative Events & Festivals
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9 Powerful Transformative Travel Stories That Inspire

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The greatest gift that travel affords us is the power to transform our lives. Travel is like an elixir for the soul. A single trip can change your life by giving you the space to embark on an inner journey towards personal growth and self-reflection.   Read more

The World Transformative
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Why we all need (and deserve) a break

By Kellie Paxian

The past year (and then some) has left most people responsibly stuck at home, abiding by travel restrictions and doing their part not to spread the virus. This has come with many challenges in the mental health realm that have made us realize just how important travel is for our … Read more   Read more

Africa Health & Wellness Transformative
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How a trip to Pakistan changed my life

By Samantha Shea

I first became interested in Pakistan when I was 9 years old. At the time, I was completely fascinated by all things South Asia.   Read more

Asia Transformative
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Transformational Travel and Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite

Author James Whittaker joins World Footprints with inspiring lessons from transformational thinker Napoleon Hill that is based on his 1908 conversation with billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie. These conversations are annotated and edited by James Hill in his new book Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite: How to Unlock The Awesome Power of … Read more   Read more

The World Transformative
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How to find the magic in a place that wasn’t on your bucket list

By Kellie Paxian

Our plans of chasing our bucket list across the world in 2020 have been replaced by cancellations, quarantines, and an uncertain future. Many countries still have a ban on non-essential travel, and others have opened borders under strict restrictions. It’s safe to say that we travel lovers have had to … Read more   Read more

The World Transformative
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How a Trip to Georgia Changed My Life

By Ali Jennings

Transformational travel has been one of the biggest travel trends in recent years. Put simply, transformational travel is taking trips with the specific intent to experience something life changing in order to learn and grow as a person.   Read more

Europe Transformative History
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St Maarten Travels that Transformed Lives

The island of St. Maarten (Sint Maarten) is the common denominator in the stories of two different families whose lives were changed when they landed on the Caribbean island.  Join us to hear why St. Maarten was the backdrop to their positive life transformations. First, we’ll speak to Erik and … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Transformative
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The Transformative Power of Music and Film

World Footprints will journey inside the life of musician/actor Frank Stallone, we’ll also preview a film festival just for travelers and we’ll talk to the founder of the G.I. Film Festival.Frank Stallone knew he wanted to be a singer at an early age. Although he has joined his brother Sylvester … Read more   Read more

United States Transformative Events & Festivals
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BOOK CLUB: The Long Ride

Our book club reading today, The Long Ride, is the story of a team of people who in 1989 traveled coast to coast on horseback to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s rainforests—an issue that was not on the radar of most people at that time.  It started … Read more   Read more

United States Transformative Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: The Transformative Power of Adventure Travel

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Travel’n On prepares to transition to its new name World Footprints and today you’ll be introduced to author Don Mankin who will talk about his newest project that discusses … Read more   Read more

United States Adventure Transformative