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Richard Bangs’ Cayman Adventure: The final leg

By Richard Bangs

This is part 3 of Richard Bangs 4-part Cayman Islands aventure travelogue The hours melt away as I snorkel the brilliant reefs, hike the filigreed interior, draw figures in the sand, collect lovely shells, even paddle around the island in a leaky plastic kayak. I finish reading my one book, … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Adventure Social Responsibility
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Youssou N’Dour: Answering a Familiar Call

By Stephen Houk

It’s no secret. Music has always been a passionate harbinger of change and social activism. But perhaps no single musician has had a bigger influence on a bigger audience than the brilliant Senegalese musician/percussionist/activist Youssou N’Dour.   Read more

Africa History Literature & Music The Arts
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The second part of my Cayman Islands adventure

By Richard Bangs

This is part 2 of Richard Bang’s 4-part travelogue From here I wind back to the western side of the island, to Lighthouse Point, to meet Nancy Easterbrook, the fire behind a critical ecological initiative in the Caribbean: Eat a fish; Save the fish. Nancy, who is managing partner of … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Adventure Food & Drink Social Responsibility
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Screening of Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Join us for an exciting evening on March 15th for the DC Environmental Film Festival screening of Cape Spin: An American Struggle. The film documents the battle over America's first off-shore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals Sustainability
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World Footprints Featured in New Book

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

World Footprints is proud to be featured in the new book, Become an Award Winning Company by award-winning speaker Matt Shoup.   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Youth Arts and Humanities at The White House (2011)

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

On November 2, 2011, I had the pleasure of covering First Lady Michelle Obama at a President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) ceremony at the White House. This event honored 12 arts and humanities after-school programs with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award. Twelve young people … Read more   Read more

United States Events & Festivals The Arts
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In Step with Fela! Yeah-yeah!

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After thrilling audiences on three continents, FELA!, a three-time Tony Award winning powerhouse production, has arrived at Washington, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre to kick-off its U.S. tour.   Read more

Africa Events & Festivals The Arts
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Experiencing Colombia through the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

By Melissa Johnson

My first day interning at World Footprints was very educational because I was able to attend the Colombian Festival. It was exciting, especially because I have never traveled to Colombia and my experience at the festival was amazing.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
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Travel Tip: Volunteer Travel

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Volunteer travel, also known as, “Voluntourism” – combining travel with volunteer work – is a growing trend because it offers a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local cultures while making a difference in the community you’re visiting.   Read more

United States Volunteer Travel
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Camp Joy – A young traveler experiences the joy of voluntourism

By Melissa Johnson

Every year, my church participates in a summer volunteer program in West Virginia called Camp Joy. This camp is a very special camp that allows citizens surrounding the area of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia to have the opportunity to receive free help fixing up their homes. It is a one … Read more   Read more

United States Religious Travel Volunteer Travel
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Agritourism Events Offering Authentic Experiences

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

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 more

United States Agritourism Events & Festivals Sustainability
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Unique Places to Celebrate Black History

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

During Black History Month, there are many lesser known sites around the country where you can celebrate the month in a unique way. The African-American Heritage Trail is quite long and the short list that follows doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the attractions you can visit.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
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10 Tips to Responsible Travel

By Kathy Gerhardt

When simple actions – such as recycling, conserving water, and turning off the lights when you leave a room – help in making a difference for our environment, there is no reason one’s eco-friendly ways need to “take a vacation” when an individual or family goes on vacation.   Read more

United States Social Responsibility
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Is Medical Tourism Right For You?

By Molly Wider

With more and more people seeking plastic surgery and other medical procedures, going international to have these needs met has become increasingly popular.   Read more

The World Health & Wellness
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Girlfriends Getaway with New Friends

By Casey Wohl

Casey Wohl enjoyed a therapeutic girlfriends getaway on the Beaches of South Walton with complete strangers and she returned with life-long friends.   Read more

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