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“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit—this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”

–Saint Augustine

The world has so much to share with those wish to travel and those who are into traveling. Possibilities of exploring the world are endless. The world has so much to offer – from its nature, to histories of lands, cultures of various groups across the globe, different flavors to savor or simply to escape one’s monotonous life. The reasons for another trip around the world are many , if not just love for traveling. The world beckons us to step out of our cozy homes and daily routines and take a trip to any place ,known or unknown.

Unpack the beauty and wonders of the world through the insightful stories below.  Travel and explore the globe in your own way, make another unforgettable trip to a new place.


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Oscar nominee director Bob Bilheimer tackles social issues, Lithuanian musician and good Packing

World Footprints is pleased to introduce our partner, Pack for a Purpose.  Did you know that just by setting aside a small space in your suitcase—5 lbs worth of space—that you could supply crucial education materials or simple medical supplies to children around the world?  Our friend, Rebecca Rothney founded “Pack … Read more   Read more

The World Literature & Music Social Responsibility
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Actress Heather Tom, dining with Chef Jose Pizarro and sharing cross-cultural communication

Today World Footprints talks to Chef Jose Pizarro, the “Father of Spanish Cooking in the UK.”   Chef Pizarro will talk about his new Spanish cook-book and life in the U.K.  Then Emmy winning actress Heather Tom, star of the CBS daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful, discusses her recent trip to … Read more   Read more

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Gary Chapman’s Love Languages, Global Volunteers and Circumnavigating the Globe

As travel experts we know that understanding new languages play an important part in the travel experience. But what about the journey of marriage?  World Footprints talks to best selling author Dr. Gary Chapman about his book, “The 5 Love Languages” and he'll walk us through the different languages that … Read more   Read more

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The Attraction of Olympic Stadiums

By Jackie Jones

Olympic stadiums around the world are not only places with famous history. Often they also serve as an important landmark and tourist attraction. Among the most popular stadiums is the Beijing complex or Montreal stadium.   Read more

The World Sports Architecture The Arts
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Global Hunger Conference – The Fight Against Famine

Howard Buffett and Bill Gates.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickYou may have seen the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Buffett and clips from the World Food Program’s 10th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony and global hunger conference at the U.S. Department of State but World Footprints is sharing the complete highlights.  This … Read more   Read more

The World Agritourism Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
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Endangered Languages, Culinary Dreams and Sylvia’s Children non-profit

Every 14 days a language dies.  National Geographic author and renown linguist, David Harrison, joins World Footprints to discuss his latest book: The Last Speakers:  The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages. Then celebrated personal chef to the stars, Chef Jermome Brown–a.k.a. Chef Rome, is fresh on the heels … Read more   Read more

The World Volunteer Travel Food & Drink Preservation
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Actor Eric Braeden, Exploring Egypt & Voluntourism

Actor Eric Braeden. This is Part 3 of our wonderful conversation with Emmy-winning actor Eric Braeden. Eric is best known for his role as Victor Newman on the #1 Daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” and he opens up about his transition to Hollywood, his hope for peace in … Read more   Read more

The World Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
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Living Silent, Norway’s Perfume and Discovering Burma

 Join World Footprints as hosts Tonya and Ian explore the world of silence, the power of perfume and a new Burma.Imagine living for 17 years under a personal vow of silence.  Our first guest, National Geographic author John Francis, did just that.  After witnessing the devastating effects of the 1971 … Read more   Read more

The World Insights
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DC Environmental Film Festival, London 2012 Paralympics & Summers Off

In March 2012, Washington, DC celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival.  This film festival has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental films. The Festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films, including many national and world premieres.  Executive Director … Read more   Read more

The World Accessible Sports Events & Festivals Sustainability
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Raising the Titanic, Homeless Soccer and exploring Blackfoot country

Per recent news reports, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute embarked on a historic expedition to "virtually raise" the legendary TITANIC. Expedition Leader Dave Gallo joins World Footprints to discuss the expedition's mission and the efforts being made to preserve the Titanic. We've spent a lot of time talking about … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Sports Social Responsibility
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Inspiring Paralympians on the World Stage

Today we will share positive vibes from a Paralympic Champion, race into London 2012 with a remarkable person and special athlete, and “Hurdle Adversity” with a leading Paralympic Advocate, athlete and motivational speaker. Meet Tony Volpentest.  Tony achieved his dream of running in the Olympics, becoming a four-time Paralympic Gold … Read more   Read more

The World Accessible Sports
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LEGACY SHOW: Around the world with Johnny Jet

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. We travel around the world with travel journalist Johnny Jet (John DiSilva).  He joins us to also talk about the hottest travel sites.   Read more

The World Insights
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LEGACY SHOW: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling

The outbreak and apparent resurgence of the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as the Swine Flu, has caught the world by surprise and worldwide concern over this virus is affecting many peoples lives, including their travel plans.   Read more

The World Safety
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LEGACY SHOW: Underwater Adventures

This “Legacy Show” was produced under our former name (Travel’n On) in the earlier years of our podcast. For all of you diving enthusiasts, Ian and Tonya have a real treat for you! They’re joined by underwater photographer Christy Gavitt, who shares some of her favorite diving destinations in the … Read more   Read more

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