World Footprints Featured in New BookBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
World Footprints is proud to be featured in the new book, Become an Award Winning Company by award-winning speaker Matt Shoup. Read moreUnited States Literature & Music
First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Youth Arts and Humanities at The White House (2011)By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
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 moreUnited States Events & Festivals The Arts
In Step with Fela! Yeah-yeah!By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
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 moreAfrica Events & Festivals The Arts
Experiencing Colombia through the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalBy 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 moreUnited States Events & Festivals
Camp Joy – A young traveler experiences the joy of voluntourismBy 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 moreUnited States Religious Travel Volunteer Travel
Unique Places to Celebrate Black HistoryBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
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 moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path History
10 Tips to Responsible TravelBy 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 moreUnited States Social Responsibility
World Footprints radio receives Top AwardBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
The North American Travel Journalists Association awarded World Footprints Radio the top travel broadcast award for 2009. Read moreUnited States Events & Festivals
Travelogue: Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Day OneBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
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 moreCanada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals
Day Ten through the Canadian Rockies– Towards Calgary and HomeBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
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 moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
Canadian Rockies train journey on day seven: Discovering BanffBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Ian working away inside our Douglas Fir chalet. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick Last night we checked into a great resort—the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets. The resort is set in a wooded area above the town in a remote area and we were given a very nice two-level, loft chalet. The … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
Canadian Rockies Day Five: A Happy Birthday from Vancouver to KamloopsBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
As we started the day a bit on the sleepy side, our taxi transported us to the Rocky Mountaineer Station on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver. Over 500 passengers were gathered in anticipation of a long journey from the coastal British Columbia rain-forest through the Canadian Rockies into the desert … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel