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US Civil Rights Trail

Experiencing the fight for freedom along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Explore the story of Black Americans’ fight for freedom and equality with U.S. Civil Rights Trail author Deborah Douglas.   Read more

United States History
The Hershey Story Photo Courtesy of Hershey, PA

For the Love of Chocolate

By Terri Marshall

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love, romance and chocolate step into the spotlight. This love and chocolate thing dates back more than 1,500 years to the Maya and Aztec cultures.   Read more

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America's History | American Hidden Historical Narratives

The Importance of Expanding America’s Hidden Historical Narratives

Expanding America’s historical narrative to include enslaved and Indigenous people and their contributions to the country.   Read more

United States Insights History
Wild ponies of Assateague Island, Virginia

10 underrated destinations to explore in the USA

By Tara Tadlock

As large as the USA is, however, a lot of the most interesting places in the country often get overlooked.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path
Green Chamber. Photo courtesy of Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site.

Schuyler Mansion: History, Enslavement and Alexander Hamilton

Heidi Hill and Jessie Serfilippi from the Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site share the stories behind the stories about the Schuyler family and Alexander Hamilton.   Read more

United States Insights History
Delaware State | Joe Biden's Delaware

Discover President Joe Biden’s Delaware

In honor of America’s 46th President, World Footprints will share a cultural slice of President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.   Read more

United States History
Washington DC Tourism

Tourism in Washington, D.C. amid COVID and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration

With all of the challenges facing Washington and a forthcoming Presidential Inauguration to prepare for, we spoke to Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC, to talk about the status of tourism in the District.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
Plus-size people

Enjoying the World as a Plus-size Traveler

World Footprints continues its foundational value of sharing the voices of all travelers and their unique experiences and inspiring stories. Today we walk in the footsteps of a plus-size traveler. Plus-size travelers face challenges that aren’t generally considered—lack of appropriate accommodations, one-sized fits all robes that don’t fit larger bodies, … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
River in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Celebrating the joy of travel on National Shop for Travel Day

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The technological resources that are available make research and planning for vacations much easier. This was the reasoning behind the creation of National Shop for Travel Day.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
Vacation shopping

January 12: National Shop for Travel Day

By Breana Johnson

If you’re itching to get out of town, you’re not alone in your wanderlust. Maybe that’s why National Shop for Travel Day – a day dedicated to (you guessed it) shopping for your upcoming adventures – may very well gain quite a bit of traction this year.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
Ben Johnson in Superstitions. Photo: Breana Johnson

Mysteries of the Superstition Wilderness

By Breana Johnson

“Are you sure this is the right way?” My husband, Ben, stopped me and took a critical look at the map.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
christmas-in New York

Holiday from Home with Virtual Tours

By Ann-Marie Cahill

Virtual tours have been a massive hit in 2020, thanks in a large part to the COVID-19 lockdowns. When lockdowns first started in early 2020, many popular venues and institutions were offering virtual tours via social media.   Read more

United States Technology
Hot air ballooning over Appalachian mountains

Uncovering Appalachia

Author and scholar Nancy Brown Diggs joins World Footprints to peel back the layers of Appalachian culture that she uncovers in her new book, In Search of Appalachia.   Read more

United States Insights History
"Little Rock Central High School" by Steve Snodgrass is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Revisiting the Little Rock Nine experience with Ernest Green

This event was the first experiment in school integration and came three years after the U.S, Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education landmark ruling…   Read more

United States History Humanity
Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks in 2020

By Terri Marshall

Often seen as the kick-off to the festive holiday season, families and friends come together to eat, drink and be merry. But like pretty much everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving will be different this year.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals