Historic library on Martinique was part of the World Fair in Paris.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

St. Augustine

Learning about the places that shaped and inspired writers and musicians can add deeper understanding to a work of literature or a song.  Because of the significance these works have in our lives, traveling to explore the life of a famous writer or see the creative communities that produced music that defined a generation can touch and enrich travelers in profound ways.

Explore the historical and cultural impact on literature and music as you travel the globe.  Literature and music go hand in hand, the beautiful verses when played with tunes bring out the most enjoyable renditions.


Press Release from NATJA announcing the two journalism awards for World Footprints.

World Footprints wins two travel journalism awards

By Ian Fitzpatrick

The North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) announced that World Footprints has received two top awards for journalism excellence.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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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
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BOOK CLUB: A Far Cry From Sunset

Can 4 friends travel through 5 countries on two continents to get 10 major music artists to appear on a tribute album to 1 unknown songwriter?  That is the question we'll  have answered with today’s Book Club reading, A Far Cry From Sunset. The unknown songwriter is our book’s author, … Read more   Read more

Europe United States Literature & Music
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World Footprints Book Club kicks off with actress Gloria Loring

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

You may know actress/singer Gloria Loring from her character Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, or as the singer in the number-one hit song “Friends and Lovers” or as the mother of singer Robin Thicke.  But what you may not know is that Gloria has wrestled … Read more   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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BOOK CLUB: “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous”

You may know actress/singer Gloria Loring from her character Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, or as the singer in the number-one hit song "Friends and Lovers" or as the mother of singer Robin Thicke.  But what you may not know is that Gloria has wrestled … Read more   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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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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From Folk music and Jazz

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Your Traveling enthusiasts continue their destination music series with two men who have seen the world through and because of their music. Folk recording artist Willy Porter tells us … Read more   Read more

North America Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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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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World Footprints Featured in New Book

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

World Footprints is proud to be featured in the new book, Become an Award Winning Company by award-winning speaker Matt Shoup.   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Seattle’s music scene

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Ian and Tonya continue exploring the dynamic music scene in Seattle, Washington.   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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LEGACY SHOW: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Kate Hanni , Founder of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, returns to Travel'n On Radio to talk about the latest incidents on the tarmac and … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Literature & Music
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LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Seattle’s music scene

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Ian and Tonya continue their look at Americas Music Cities! Today's stop is the city that spawned Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Pearl Jam–Seattle, Washington!   Read more

United States Literature & Music
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LEGACY SHOW: The Musical Legacy of Memphis

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Hop behind the wheel of a 55 Caddy, and find all about a very unique tour of the Memphis, Tennessee area that spawned musical legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, … Read more   Read more

United States Literature & Music