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
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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
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Agritourism Meets Fun at Forks And Corks Festival

By Bijan C. Bayne

Every year Sarasota, Florida hosts its annual Forks and Corks Food And Wine Festival, featuring wines, vineyards, and wineries from France, New Zealand, Argentina, Italy, California and Washington state, and the city’s finest cuisine from Mexican fare to locally sourced farm delights.   Read more

United States Agritourism Family Travel Events & Festivals
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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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Some favorite LGBTQ friendly destinations

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Some wonderful travel options are available to the LGBTQ+ community, where travel can be enjoyed without fear of discrimination or violence.   Read more

The World LGBTQ
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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
Smithsonian Folklife Festival that featured Colombia. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

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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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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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