Totem Poles of the First Nations in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”

Eudora Welty

Explore the history, diverse cultures and traditions of the North American countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States. North American culture reflects both the cultures of its indigenous people- the Native Americans as well as the culture that is influenced by European Colonization.

United States is the third largest country in the world and one of the most culturally diverse countries of the world. Described as the ‘melting pot‘ of North America , amalgamation of different cultures has given shape to the unique U.S. culture.

Mexico is the most populous state of North America and one of the largest city in the world.

Canada is the largest country of North American region and covering more than half of the continent’s area.


Scenes from St. Louis

Before there was World Footprints, we were known as Travel'n On.  This video of our trip to St. Louis was filmed under our original banner.  The players are the same (Ian and Tonya) but the name has changed to reflect a more meaningful message.  We felt it was too good … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences History

Changing of the Guards in Ottawa, Canada

The changing of the Parliament guards in Ottawa is a daily event that takes place at 10:30am. This is a 30 minute production of tradition and honor.   Read more

Canada Experiences Family Travel
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LEGACY SHOW: Historic Civil Rights Sites in Richmond, Virginia

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 will head to to Richmond, Virginia to visit the city's Civil Rights sites along the heritage trail.    Read more

United States Experiences History
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LEGACY SHOW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.This segment takes us on a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and other attractions in Cincinnati, Ohio.     Read more

United States History
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LEGACY SHOW: Deep in the Heart of Amarillo, Texas

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Famed for its Big Texan steak house—home to a 72 oz steak—you get eat for free if you can do so within an hour and its rodeo culture, Amarillo … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Accessible travel with Victor Pineda

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Victor Pineda, founder of the Victor Pineda Foundation, has traveled the world on a mission to promote the rights and dignities of children and young people with disabilities. … Read more   Read more

United States Accessible Social Responsibility
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LEGACY SHOW: Immersion Travel USA and “Bucket List” Destinations

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.If, on your travels through the USA, imagine you could work with dolphins, experience zero gravity or even work in the Grand Canyon. Then imagine if these opportunities cost … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Social Responsibility
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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: Horseback riding on the Big Island of Hawaii

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Saddle up with Tonya and Ian as they speak to Equestrian Travel expert Elizabeth McCall about the best places to horseback ride on the Big Island.    Read more

United States Adventure
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Day Ten through the Canadian Rockies– Towards Calgary and Home

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Morning view of Lake Louise from our room.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Our final day in Lake Louise, we awoke very early to take in the sunrise over the lake and mountains from our large picture window.  This place is so beautiful that it brings tears to your eyes.  This truly … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
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Canadian Rockies train journey on day seven: Discovering Banff

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Ian working away inside our Douglas Fir chalet.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Last night we checked into a great resort—the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets.  The resort is set in a wooded area above the town in a remote area and we were given a very nice two-level, loft chalet.  The … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
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Canadian Rockies Day Five: A Happy Birthday from Vancouver to Kamloops

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

As we started the day a bit on the sleepy side, our taxi transported us to the Rocky Mountaineer Station on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver.  Over 500 passengers were gathered in anticipation of a long journey from the coastal British Columbia rain-forest through the Canadian Rockies into the desert … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel

The Great Circus in Milwaukee

We traveled to Milwaukee in 2010 and experienced one of the last of "The Great Circus" events that the city was to hold.  Every year the legendary actor Ernest Borgnine threw on some face paint, clown shoes and his natural smile to lead the parade.  We were so blessed to … Read more   Read more

Canada Family Travel Events & Festivals

Seeing San Francisco by air

One of the best ways to see any city is to view it from a bird's eye.  We enjoyed experiencing San Francisco, California by air.  This video was filmed under our old name, Travel'n On.  However, we felt it was too fun not to include in our catalog.  The players … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Family Travel
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LEGACY SHOW: A Taste of Shreveport

LEGACY SHOW: This show was broadcast LIVE through a former platform and under our former Travel’n On name. What began in 1984 as a 2-day street festival has blossomed into one of Louisiana’s most popular Cajun festivals. We shared the tastes and sounds of the 25th Anniversary of the Mudbug … Read more   Read more

United States Events & Festivals