Dominica Jazz Festival. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag

From villages to big cities, festivals and events bring people together to celebrate culture, heritage, cuisine or just about anything.  From religion to music, from agriculture to sports, from food to just plain fun, festivals and events sustain communities and encourage travel all over the world.

A trip or a small drive to an event with friends or with family needs no reason except just fun. And most importantly we can take a break from our daily routines and experience some celebration without going away too far. Festivals reminds us of our cultures, traditions, and above all is a time to celebrate with family.


Tonya accepts the 2009 NATJA award

World Footprints radio receives Top Award

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The North American Travel Journalists Association awarded World Footprints Radio the top travel broadcast award for 2009.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
Olympic Flame in Vancouver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

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

Canada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals
Tonya and Ian with CBS Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg

LEGACY SHOW: A conversation with Peter Greenberg from the US-Africa Summit

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with CBS Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg.  Peter dropped by to join our live broadcast during the US-Africa Summit.   Read more

United States Insights Events & Festivals
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LEGACY SHOW: Sustainability in Africa with Novus International from the US-Africa Summit

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with Thad Simons and Ellen Dierenfeld from Novus International to talk about the sustainable practices that they are incorporating in Africa.  Thad and … Read more   Read more

Africa Events & Festivals Sustainability
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LEGACY SHOW: Celebrating your Scot-Irish heritage with Homecoming Scotland

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.David Gordon joins us from Ireland to talk about "Homecoming Scotland", a festival that celebrates people from around the world who have Scotish-Irish heritage.   Read more

Europe Family Travel Events & Festivals
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LEGACY SHOW: Live from the US-Africa Summit – South African Airways

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President of North America for South African Airways.  Marc stopped by to talk to us during our live … Read more   Read more

Africa Events & Festivals
Celebrating travel during National Travel and Tourism Week in the United States.

LEGACY SHOW: National Travel and Tourism Week

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that was produced under our old Travel’n On name and format before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week features the first-ever U.S. Travel Rally Day on Tuesday, May 12. On that day, cities across the country will unite … Read more   Read more

United States Volunteer Travel Events & Festivals

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
Ian and Tonya with show guests and Shreveport, LA reps at the Mudbug Madness Festival live broadcast.

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