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“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel is one of the best teachers and the lessons we learn from journeys undertaken provide the richest travel experiences.

When we interact with our friends and our near and dear ones who are just back from one or other trip, there is so much excitement in the room as they share their travel stories. There is a long list of activities they might have taken like diving, sight seeing, tasting delicious food, some adventure trip up the hills, finding some off the beaten path spot, some warm interactions with local people, and so on. Each travel journey has some good and bad parts , yet they all are memorable ones.

The stories in this section reflect the range of emotional, spiritual and physical experiences one can have from a travel opportunity.  Some travel experiences are deep, some are lighthearted and some are “adventurous” (referencing the night in jail story). All of the experiences shared here are impactful.

Create your experience vicariously through these stories.


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LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Whistler, British Columbia

This Legacy Show was produced under our old name before we adopted “World Footprints”. Bundle up! This week, we head for Whistler, British Columbia one of the finest ski resorts in North America, and probably the world! And once the Olympics come there in 2010, the rest of the world … Read more   Read more

Canada Experiences

Scenes from St. Louis

Before there was World Footprints, we were known as Travel'n On.  This video of our trip to St. Louis was filmed under our original banner.  The players are the same (Ian and Tonya) but the name has changed to reflect a more meaningful message.  We felt it was too good … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences History
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LEGACY SHOW: Ireland’s Hidden Gems

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Travel'n On Radio returns to Ireland to discover some hidden gems, explore off the beaten path attractions and play golf on one of the many Links courses on the … Read more   Read more

Ireland Experiences Off the Beaten Path Sports History
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LEGACY SHOW: NASCAR’s Kyle Petty and the Growing Medical Tourism Market

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Medical tourism – where people travel abroad to receive affordable and quality medical, dental and surgical care – is one of the fastest growing markets in the world … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences

Changing of the Guards in Ottawa, Canada

The changing of the Parliament guards in Ottawa is a daily event that takes place at 10:30am. This is a 30 minute production of tradition and honor.   Read more

Canada Experiences Family Travel
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LEGACY SHOW: Historic Civil Rights Sites in Richmond, Virginia

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Travel'n On will head to to Richmond, Virginia to visit the city's Civil Rights sites along the heritage trail.    Read more

United States Experiences History
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LEGACY SHOW: Deep in the Heart of Amarillo, Texas

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Famed for its Big Texan steak house—home to a 72 oz steak—you get eat for free if you can do so within an hour and its rodeo culture, Amarillo … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences 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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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
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Canadian Rockies train journey on day seven: Discovering Banff

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

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 more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
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Canadian Rockies Day Five: A Happy Birthday from Vancouver to Kamloops

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

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 more

Canada Rail & Road Travel

Seeing San Francisco by air

One of the best ways to see any city is to view it from a bird's eye.  We enjoyed experiencing San Francisco, California by air.  This video was filmed under our old name, Travel'n On.  However, we felt it was too fun not to include in our catalog.  The players … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Family Travel

Traveling Missouri’s Black History Trail

Experience America's rich history along Missouri's Black History Trail from St. Louis to the Ozarks.   Read more

United States Experiences History

The Fitzpatrick’s South African Honeymoom

World Footprints hosts, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick, share their wonderful honeymoon in South Africa. From Robben Island to Nelson Mandela Square they traveled along the historical road to freedom.  The still were shot even before the Fitzpatrick's embarked on a new career in travel journalism.  Thoughts of storytelling were not … Read more   Read more

Africa Experiences