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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.


Biodome stadium in Montreal

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 You 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 event honored … Read more   Read more

The World Agritourism Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
Endangered Languages | Ugandan children

Endangered Languages, Culinary Dreams and Sylvia’s Children non-profit

Every 14 days a language dies.  National Geographic author and renowned linguist David Harrison joins World Footprints to discuss his latest book: The Last Speakers:  The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages. The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison’s international expeditions to meet with … 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
Grete Weitz | Burma

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 … Read more   Read more

The World Insights
London's Tower Bridge with Olympic rings | Environmental Film Festival

DC Environmental Film Festival, London 2012 Paralympics & Summers Off

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

The World Accessible Sports Events & Festivals Sustainability
Titanic | Soccer field

Raising the Titanic, Homeless Soccer and exploring Blackfoot country

As 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. The ships’ wreckage on the ocean bed … Read more   Read more

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

Tony Volpentest 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, a Paralympian with an inspiring story.  Tony achieved his dream of running … Read more   Read more

The World Accessible Sports
Gay male couple

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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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 DiScala).  He joins us to also talk about the hottest travel sites. Connecticut was Johnny’s birthplace, and … Read more   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
Underwater Adventures

LEGACY SHOW: Underwater Adventures

This “Legacy Show” was produced under our former name (Travel’n On) in the earlier years of our podcast. Let’s explore Underwater Adventures. 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 … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure
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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. We’ll discuss the growth of medical tourism and Kyle Petty’s career and charity work. Medical tourism – where people travel abroad to receive affordable and quality medical, dental … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences