“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”
— Moslih Eddin Saadi
No matter where you go, every place has a story and historical travel unpacks those stories.
From great struggles against oppressive forces to human ingenuity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made. Travel through the historical places, see and observe what was then and how things are now. Every place has evolved over ages and become what it is today , hence you must visit history to understand the struggles and changes that came through with time.
Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, historical travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.
Today World Footprints will go on an American Ride, experience exhilarating thrills and preview a month-long California Wine Festival. Television show host, historian and motorcycle buff Stan Ellsworth breaks the mold of the stereotypical high school history teacher. A former NFL player, Stan is the Harley Davidson-riding host and creator … Read more Read moreUnited States Food & Drink History Sustainability
From breathtaking palaces to ancient tombs, a visit to Marrakesh is a Moroccan dream vacation for any traveler. Located at the crossroads of what were once North African caravan routes in the High Atlas Mountains foothills, this is a city of glorious beauty and significance. As it is a major … Read more Read moreAfrica Architecture History
One of the last inhabited medieval fortresses of Europe lies in a small Romanian town, deep into the wonderful land of Transylvania, a land of legends and myths. Unknown to many tourists, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most interesting attractions of Romania, with a history that … Read more Read moreEurope Off the Beaten Path Architecture History Preservation
The region around the confluence of rivers Rhine and Moselle is wonderful. There are castles, pubs, vineyards, simply things tourists are fond of. North Rhine-Westphalia is definitely worth visiting. Read moreEurope Architecture History Preservation
World Footprints revisits South Africa to explore the country that Nelson Mandela built and we'll cross the border into Eritrea.Our journey will take us through the world of fine art and will focus on the transformative power of art with Martin Britz, President and Founder of Soweto Fine Art, will … Read more Read moreAfrica History The Arts
Join World Footprints as we take you on a journey through a national treasure—the State of Montana. We covered just a small section of this wonderful state—Glacier Country–but as you’ll discover from Part I of this series, there’s a reason why many celebrities (Ted Turner, David Letterman, among others) call … Read more Read moreUnited States Adventure History
World Footprints visits Havre, Malta and Glasgow today (Montana Journey #2). No, we’re not going to Europe, but we’ll be taking you through these towns in Montana for the final leg of our first great Montana journey. Our stops on this trip also included Fort Peck and Fort Benton – … Read more Read moreUnited States Experiences History
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 moreSpain Religious Travel History Preservation
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 moreUnited States Experiences Off the Beaten Path History
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 moreUnited States Events & Festivals History
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 moreUnited States Sports History Human Trafficking
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 moreUnited States History Human Trafficking
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 moreAfrica History Literature & Music The Arts