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“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.


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Alhambra: A Islamic treasure in Southern Spain

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Among the great architectural miracles of Spain, one place breathes exuberance and style, representing one of the most beautiful structures made by man. The palace of Alhambra is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Spain, with millions of visitors each year. The historical palace and fortress of Alhambra … Read more   Read more

Spain Religious Travel History Preservation

The Underground Railroad through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

We enjoyed a weekend exploring Gettysburg's history including the Battle of Gettysburg and the area's role in the underground railroad. Travel the road of history as we learn about key players in the underground railroad through Pennslyvania.   Read more

United States Experiences Off the Beaten Path History
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Exploring Old Settlers and Henry Ford’s Legacy

Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickAs the world celebrates the 150th birthday of Henry Ford, World Footprints takes you to the place where automobile history was made and beyond.  Today we'll explore the  treasure trove of history and culture in Michigan — a State that both Ian and Tonya call home.  We'll start our tour … Read more   Read more

United States Events & Festivals History
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A Paralympian’s Story, California History & Ending Human Trafficking

Imagine being on the path of qualifying for the 1996 US Olympic Track and Field Team as a hurdler after becoming a 3-time All-American at the University of Arkansas to suffering a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of your leg.  Through faith and family, John Register overcame … Read more   Read more

United States Sports History Human Trafficking
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Breaking Barriers, Maya Roads & Ethical Fashion

Today we’ll embark on an around the world race with skipper Donald Lawson, we’ll journey among the people of the rainforest with Maya Roads author Mary Jo McConahay.   Read more

United States Fashion & Style History Sustainability
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American Uprising, the Polaris Project & a SEAsoned Chef

World Footprints will take listeners on a journey that follows the North Star today. Many Americans are familiar with the slave revolts led by John Brown and Nat Turner, but the story of the greatest act of slave resistance in American history took place in 1811 and has remained largely untold, … Read more   Read more

United States History Human Trafficking
Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N’Dour: Answering a Familiar Call

By Stephen Houk

It’s no secret. Music has always been a passionate harbinger of change and social activism. But perhaps no single musician has had a bigger influence on a bigger audience than the brilliant Senegalese musician/percussionist/activist Youssou N’Dour.   Read more

Africa History Literature & Music The Arts
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Grenadine Islands of Bequia and Tobago Cays

Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickThis World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.  The Grenadines are a haven for scuba divers, some of the world’s most spectacular aquatic scenery and much more.  Our first stop takes us … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Family Travel Luxury Travel Off the Beaten Path History Conservation
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GOLD AWARD: On The Road to Freedom, a civil rights trail

World Footprints will travel along The Road To Freedom with author and former civil rights activist Charlie Cobb as he introduces us to the places of the movement and the personalities who made those places historically relevant. Then meet fellow travelers Scott Hartblay and Christine Bischoff as they recount their … Read more   Read more

North America Off the Beaten Path History Literature & Music
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LEGACY SHOW: Touring Israel and Gandhi town hall

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 listeners will discover the beautiful country of Israel with Arie Sommer, Israel Tourism Commissioner with the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Then Tonya & Ian will share … Read more   Read more

Middle East Religious Travel History Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Vancouver & The 2010 Winter Olympics

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Securing the Canadian wilderness and protecting humans and bears alike are two big security challenges for the Olympics. Chris Doyle, of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment joins Travel’n … Read more   Read more

North America Sports Events & Festivals History
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America’s Great Migration, Gospel and Panda-monia

World Footprints travels today in celebration of gospel music, in enjoyment of Panda havens and in search of the warmth of other suns.  First, Coretta Scott King Illustrator award winning artist Michele Wood will join us to talk about her newest book, I See the Rhythm of Gospel.  Then, TV … Read more   Read more

United States History Social Responsibility
We entered the St Benedict Orphanage with a greeting of music by the children. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Visiting the St. Benedict orphanage on the island of St. Vincent

Even in the middle of paradise you can find poverty. That was somethings we witnessed while traveling through St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On one day we visited St. Benedict’s Day Nursery and Orphanage. Our visit was purposeful as we had brought a few supplies to share. It was also … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Volunteer Travel History Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Crazy River, Spirit Stones, Maya 2010 for Authors Corner – May 12,2012

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. World Footprints   will travel along the award-winning journalistic trails of the CRAZY RIVER, explore prehistoric Spirit Stones and contemplate the end of the world in Maya 2012. First, … Read more   Read more

United States History

History lesson from Fort McHenry

World Footprints enjoys a historical tour of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland with "Dr. William Beanes" who serves us an important history lesson about the War of 1812 and key (no pun) players including Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".   Read more

United States Family Travel History