Nazca line in Peru

Nazca Lines in Danger – Protecting the Ancient Geoglyphs

By Jackie Jones

The famous Nazca Lines in Peru remain a mystery. The geometric designs date back to 200BC and today draw the attention of tourists and archaeological enthusiasts. However, drastic weather changes as well as increasing visitor presence are threatening the lines.   Read more

Central and South America Landscape Preservation
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The Raja Ampat Islands – A Marine Paradise

By Jackie Jones

Diving is a gateway to a different world revealing wonders of the natural kind. The list of top sites keeps on changing; however, those who have seen Raja Ampat look no further. This place is magical.   Read more

Asia Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Colonge Cathedral

Exploring North Rhine – Westphalia

By Jackie Jones

The region around the confluence of rivers Rhine and Moselle is wonderful. There are castles, pubs, vineyards, simply things tourists are fond of. North Rhine-Westphalia is definitely worth visiting.   Read more

Europe Architecture History Preservation
Rio's favelas

Staying in Rio’s favelas

By Jackie Jones

As preparations are under way for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro gets ready to receive a number of tourists counted by the millions. A wide range of hotels are getting ready to open in non-mainstream areas such as the now pacified favelas … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Experiences
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When Travel Goes Bad: Death in Africa

By Richard Bangs

While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan … Read more   Read more

Africa Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Szechenyi Spa in Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST: The City of Spas, Art and Great Food

By Jackie Jones

Budapest attracts visitors to its historic sites but also to its spas. With 120 springs it can offer a wonderful experience. After visiting a spa and eating the traditional goulash tourists might also enjoy a series of concerts in honor of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt.   Read more

Europe Luxury Travel Food & Drink
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Visit the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Tonya gazes at the Olympic Rings on the Black Sea. Photo: Ian Fitzpatrick One of the biggest events of next year will grasp the attention of the whole world and will bring into attention the Russian resort city of Sochi. Unknown to many people, that think about Russia and only … Read more   Read more

Russia Sports Events & Festivals
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Yoyogi Village – Tokyo’s eco-friendly landmark

By Jackie Jones

Tokyo is keeping pace with the rising popularity of ecotourism. A fabulous new eco-friendly park was opened recently and its reputation is growing.   Read more

Asia Eco-tourism Sustainability
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From Gelato to Prageleto – Northern Italy’s Frozen Delights

By Jackie Jones

Prageleto, translated ‘icy meadow’ is arguably Northern Italy’s top skiing destination. If you’ve never heard of it, you might have thought it was some kind of delicious ice-cream from an Italian gelato shop. While this is not quite the case, the wondrous sensations of taking in the kind of beauty … Read more   Read more

Europe Family Travel Sports Food & Drink
Alhambra

Alhambra: A Islamic treasure in Southern Spain

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Among the great architectural miracles of Spain, one place breathes exuberance and style, representing one of the most beautiful structures made by man. The palace of Alhambra is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Spain, with millions of visitors each year. The historical palace and fortress of Alhambra … Read more   Read more

Spain Religious Travel History Preservation
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Tiniest “Everything” in Tortola

By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Whereas other travel destinations are famous for the tallest building, the highest mountain, etc. I have found in Roadtown, capital of the Caribbean island of Tortola (BVI) four attractions which are the tiniest of their kind I have ever come across. Small they maybe, but they are full of charm … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Architecture Food & Drink
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Dive into Volunteer Travel

By Jackie Jones

All around the world natural disasters ruin people’s lives. It often takes months if not years for a community to recover. The need for volunteer work in these areas is thus essential.   Read more

United States Volunteer Travel
The oldes restaurant in London.  Photo:  James Petts

Is London the new culinary spot?

By Marie-Noelle Araella

Is London coming of age on the culinary scene? Special contributor Marie-Noelle Araella answers that question.   Read more

United Kingdom Food & Drink
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World Footprints Book Club kicks off with actress Gloria Loring

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

You may know actress/singer Gloria Loring from her character Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, or as the singer in the number-one hit song “Friends and Lovers” or as the mother of singer Robin Thicke.  But what you may not know is that Gloria has wrestled … Read more   Read more

United States Literature & Music