Bust of George Washington Carver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”              — Moslih Eddin Saadi

No matter where you go, every place has a story.   From great struggles against oppressive forces to human inguenity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made.   Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.


Old castle on the Irish coast

Why and How Irish Culture has Changed Over the Years

By Derek Cullen

For most of history, Irish culture was primarily “Gaelic” and stayed that way until the Normans arrived in the 12th Century.   Read more

Ireland History
Pakistan mosque

The Pakistan I Know

By Madi Kh

What do you think of when you hear the name Pakistan?   Read more

Asia Insights History
Mount Vernon

How Historical Interpretation on the Subject of Slavery Has Changed Over the Years at Mount Vernon

By Sangeeta Ranade

Mount Vernon is the northern Virginia home of the first United States president, George Washington, and it’s a prominent tourist site.   Read more

United States Experiences History
Da Nang at sunset

Da Nang and Bana Hills: Two of Vietnam’s Beautiful Treasures

By Farah Kasman

When people plan a trip to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh will be their first choice, and Da Nang regrettably skips by many wanderers’ itineraries.   Read more

Asia History
Humayun's Tomb

India’s Golden Triangle: Beyond History, Culture, Food and Architecture

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The most popular circuit amongst foreign tourists is the Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.   Read more

India Architecture Food & Drink History
"Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga" by Paul and Jill is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Finding the Common Thread at the Pinkas Synagogue, Prague

By Nicole Banks

Standing in front of a memorial to the 77,297 Czech Jews who were massacred during the Holocaust, however, it’s not quite so easy for me to dismiss.   Read more

Europe Insights History
Four in Greensboro NC. Photo courtesy of Civil Rights Trail

Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA

By Terri Marshall

As a Southern-born white woman, incorporating Black history sites into my travel plans never crossed my mind… until I married a Black man.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
Economy Hall

Uncovering the Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever.   Read more

New Orleans History
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
Bust of George Washington Carver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Travel Beyond Black History Month

By Ann-Marie Cahill

During February, there is an influx of travel stories for the “Best Places to Celebrate Black History Month”. It’s great and there are so many places I want to visit! However, the same list almost disappears into the ether as soon as March 1st arrives.   Read more

The World Insights History Social Responsibility
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
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
Riverwalk in Ljubljana. Photo by Trixie Pacis

Reminiscing on Slovenia Through the Senses

By Trixie Pacis

From the summer of 2018 to 2019, I called the charming Slovenian capital of Ljubljana my home. For those of you who have yet to experience Slovenia, it is a feast for the eyes.   Read more

Europe Architecture History