Youssou N'Dour

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
First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at the White House.  Photo taken by Tonya Fitzpatrick

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
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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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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

United States Experiences
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World Footprints radio receives Top Award

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The North American Travel Journalists Association awarded World Footprints Radio the top travel broadcast award for 2009.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
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Travelogue: Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Day One

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After several flight cancellations from Washington DC we finally arrived in Vancouver at 11:15pm on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010.  Regrettably we missed the Opening Ceremony but in our short time here we have experienced a wonderful flavor of cultural diversity and national spirit.   We have been to Vancouver many times and … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals
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Day Ten through the Canadian Rockies– Towards Calgary and Home

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Morning view of Lake Louise from our room.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Our final day in Lake Louise, we awoke very early to take in the sunrise over the lake and mountains from our large picture window.  This place is so beautiful that it brings tears to your eyes.  This truly … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel