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Peru. Photo by Terri Marshall

A Love Letter to the World from an American

By Terri Marshall

A couple of years ago I jumped on the Ancestry DNA bandwagon to discover more about my history. The results weren’t terribly surprising.   Read more

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What I Miss Most About Traveling

By Kellie Paxian

2020 has left much to be desired in our wanderlusting hearts, but the good news is that travel leaves an eternal impact on our souls…   Read more

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Where You Should Travel Based On Your Astrology Chart

By Haley Comet

Looking for inspiration on where your next travel location should be? See where the stars align for you with an astrology technique called AstroGeography!   Read more

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Opinion: Is “No Travel” the new Responsible Travel?

By Ann-Marie Cahill

It’s the statement no traveller wants to hear: “Please Don’t Come Here”.   Read more

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The Basque Country – Beauty & Independence

By Bianka Cramblit

The proud capital of Spain’s Basque region, Bilbao, is a place where culture, history, and mouthwatering gastronomy surround you. Their storied history and decades spent fighting to retain their unique culture have shaped it to be the one-of-a-kind city it is today.   Read more

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Author Janet Cheatham Bell on Civil Rights, Empowerment and Travel

Author Janet Cheatham Bell has lived through both the Civil Rights Movement and today’s Black Lives Matter movement. She joins World Footprints to share her thoughts on the progression of racial equality in the United States. Janet is also the mother of W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s United Shades … Read more   Read more

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Canoe Camping: Tips to Survive The Ultimate Physically-Distanced Adventure

By Nikki Gillingham

If you haven’t tried canoe camping yet and are on the hunt for new physically-distanced activities, you may want to find a spot for it on your list of things to try before winter officially arrives.   Read more

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Controlling Your Narrative and Preserving Truth in Race Relations, Empowerment and Travel

Why is it important for people of color to control their own narrative? How does preserving your story support historical truths? Ardre Orie is a publisher, social activist, and ghostwriter who helps Black men and people of color discover the power of their voice. Enjoy a powerful and insightful interview … Read more   Read more

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How to fly safely during COVID

By Tara Tadlock

Travel may never be the same, but that only means that you’ll need to be more prepared for flights in the COVID era. If you must travel, or as lockdowns lift and travel restrictions loosen, if you decide to travel, there are precautionary measures you can take to lessen your … Read more   Read more

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Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Portugal Launches Travel Insurance for International Tourists

    COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, forcing people far and wide to change how they live their daily lives.  The world came to a standstill at the first half of 2020 when cities and towns went into lock down. In June, countries began with soft reopening efforts in … Read more   Read more

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What does the future of travel look like?

What does the future of travel look like?  We asked a travel industry insider, Helen Hernandez, CEO of the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) for her insights. In a previous episode we learned about Helen’s path from her humble beginnings in California, to her work with the labor union … Read more   Read more

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Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA

Profile: Helen Hernandez, CEO of the North American Travel Journalists Association (Part 1)

Helen Hernandez has worn a lot of hats in a storied career that’s taken her from the trenches of labor union activism to becoming the CEO of the North American Travel Journalist Association   Read more

United States Insights

Author Janet Cheatham Bell on Literature, American History and Travel

Janet Cheatham Bell is an author, scholar, budding playwright and mother to CNN host, W. Kamau Bell, of United Shades of America.  Having lived through America’s Civil Rights Movement, Janet joins World Footprints to reflect on her life journey from a segregated Indiana to her interracial marriage that defied the … Read more   Read more

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Controlling the Narratives on Race, Transformation and Travel

Do you wonder who will tell your story and how you’ll be portrayed? Author and Publisher Ardre Orie joins World Footprints to discuss the power of storytelling, narratives on race and, of course, travel.   Read more

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Traveling and Reporting in a World with COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

By Sam White

The world has changed a lot in the last six months—which means we must change how we interact with it. Travel is different now. Journalism is different now.   Read more

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