Global Citizenship- Basket weaver in a Colombian village. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable.”

― George Washington Carver

What does it mean to be a responsible traveler?   It means much more than just traveling light, recycling plastic bottles or even reusing your hotel bath towels.  Those things are great first steps but being a responsible traveler is a “heart action”.

Social responsibility has given a new dimension to tourism and people are indeed acting responsibly & changing the way they travel . A social responsible traveler has a heart for people.  He/she ensures that negative social, economic and environmental impacts are minimized and that positive footprints that enhance economic benefits for local people and host communities are the only thing left behind.

Bottom line, a social responsible traveler is a global citizen and ambassador for humanity. Whenever you visit any new place be aware of the impact of your actions and reactions, choose social responsibility and contribute in a positive way.


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LEGACY SHOW: Accessible travel with Victor Pineda

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Victor Pineda, founder of the Victor Pineda Foundation, has traveled the world on a mission to promote the rights and dignities of children and young people with disabilities. … Read more   Read more

United States Accessible Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Immersion Travel USA and “Bucket List” Destinations

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.If, on your travels through the USA, imagine you could work with dolphins, experience zero gravity or even work in the Grand Canyon. Then imagine if these opportunities cost … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Expedition to Bolivia

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Join Tonya and Ian as they take you on an exciting adventure with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Descending the Dragon, Travel Adventures, Women’s voices in Iran

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.National Geographic author Jon Bowermaster talks about his journey down the coast of Vietnam. Then- Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis joins Tonya and Ian to talk about his recent travels … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Chatting with Tourism Cares and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. On this edition, we travel back to New Orleans for a conversation with Bruce Beckham, Executive Director of Tourism Cares, who talks about their latest project- Preserving Louis … Read more   Read more

United States Volunteer Travel The Arts Social Responsibility