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Adventure travel is for the thrill seekers, those who love adrenaline rush. More and more travelers now want to explore more than just the comfort of hotel rooms and city rides. Adventure travel lovers want to embrace everything from hot volcanoes to cold mountains, go trekking in the wild, see and enjoy the nature’s beauty ,rafting in mighty rivers and so on. They approach their vacations with an active and open mind and want to explore nature’s wilderness.

“What is adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure.

While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000 foot pass, that could be adventure. When howling head winds press your lips against your teeth, you face a mighty struggle. When your pack grows heavy on your shoulders as you climb a 14,000 foot peak, you feel the adventure.

When you suffer freezing temperatures and 20 inches of fresh powder on a hut to hut trip in the Rockies, that could be called adventure. But that’s not what makes an adventure.

It’s your willingness to conquer it, and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience. No more greater joy can come from life than to live inside a moment of adventure. It is the uncommon wilderness experience that gives your life expectation.”

– Frosty Wooldridge, Golden, Colorado


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Diving and dining with whales at The Georgia Aquarium

During a travel writer’s conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Tonya and Ian enjoyed a dining experience among Beluga whales and Tonya hopped in the water to scuba dive with whale sharks and other species.  Enjoy some of the whale highlights.  Visit http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/ to learn more.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Actress Stefanie Powers on conservation and Treasure Hunter Kirsten Gum

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Have you ever descended into the depths of a mine, or panned for gold in Alaska? Its all in a days work for Kristen Gum, host of the … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: The Transformative Power of Adventure Travel

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Travel’n On prepares to transition to its new name World Footprints and today you’ll be introduced to author Don Mankin who will talk about his newest project that discusses … Read more   Read more

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Travelogue: Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Day One

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After several flight cancellations from Washington DC we finally arrived in Vancouver at 11:15pm on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010.  Regrettably we missed the Opening Ceremony but in our short time here we have experienced a wonderful flavor of cultural diversity and national spirit.   We have been to Vancouver many times and … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Adventure Travel and Voluntourism

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Adventure travel and volunteer travel experts, Alexia Nestora of Lasso Communications and Christina Heyniger from XOLA Consulting, joins the show to discuss the emerging best practices in adventure … Read more   Read more

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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

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The Art of (Mechanical) Bull Riding

So you think you can handle a bull?  If so, try your hand first with tackling a mechanical bull as these folks did.  This bull was ready for visitors and these brave ladies decided to tackle the wildest animal at National Harbor's Cadillac Ranch Restaurant. Take notes because and learn … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Underwater Adventures

This “Legacy Show” was produced under our former name (Travel’n On) in the earlier years of our podcast. For all of you diving enthusiasts, Ian and Tonya have a real treat for you! They’re joined by underwater photographer Christy Gavitt, who shares some of her favorite diving destinations in the … Read more   Read more

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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

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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

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