Along a street near Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked “on.” Suddenly you’re alert to the secret patterns of the world.”             

– Pico Yver

Explore what awaits you in Central and South AmericaCentral America has a rich cultural heritage that is defined by the seven countries that sit within its borders:  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.   The swamp land that divides the Pan-American Highway between Panama and Colombia identifies the border for South America—a country with a rich biodiversity and natural heritage that includes Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall; the largest river, the Amazon River; the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the longest mountain range, the Andes; the highest single drop waterfall on Guyana, the Kaieteur Falls; and the driest non-polar place on earth, the Atacama Desert.

The Central and South America region is home to the most dynamic cities in the world like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Caracas. The South America region offers so much to explore like the glacier laden mountains, the greatest rivers in the world, jungles, beaches, and an unimaginable amount of wildlife. In the Central America also, the travelers can make a huge list of things to see and do – villages, inland lakes, volcanoes, ocean side beaches, mountains, coffee plantations, and all kinds of wildlife. A whole new adventure awaits you in the Central and South America region.


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BOOK CLUB: Samuel Sails ‘Round the Horn

Author and former school teacher Lynn Glaze joins this special childrens' book club to discuss her book:  Samuel Sails 'Round the Horn. A tale of an ancestor that provides a realistic glimpse into daily life in 1850 and embraces the importance of traveling to adopt a worldly view. We're joined … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Literature & Music

Mobbed by cute squirrel monkeys in the Amazon

If you visit Isla de los Micos (Monkeys Island) in the Amazon and you have a banana in hand, prepare to be mobbed by a band of squirrel monkeys who are seeking a midday snack.  Note:  they also like shiny things and one guy tried to make off with my … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Off the Beaten Path Social Responsibility

Sounds of the Amazon

On our first day in the Amazon (south of Leticia, Colombia), we explored some of our majestic surroundings in small wooden canoes. We were told that there were many eyes watching us even when we couldn’t see them.   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Off the Beaten Path
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LEGACY SHOW: Expedition to Bolivia (cont.)

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.This is a continuation of our conversation with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia and his work with Just … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure
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LEGACY SHOW: The Faces of Latin America

Dr. Adam Jones found his peace in Latin America and his book captures the faces, celebrations and culture of the Latin American region.   Read more

Central and South America The Arts
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LEGACY SHOW: Expedition to Bolivia

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Join Tonya and Ian as they take you on an exciting adventure with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Social Responsibility