Hiking Dominica's national trail

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”                –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether wandering off the tourist drags, or getting off the superhighways to find a surprising “gem” of a restaurant, attraction or activity not well known to the traveling public, going off the beaten path rewards event the most intrepid traveler.   It may take a sense of adventure or courage—or both, but going where few travelers go can provide a fresh source of travel stories and memories, while helping to bring tourism to places often overlooked.


President Obama welcomes the Texas Baylor Bears

World Footprints had the pleasure of attending a ceremony at the White House when President Obama congratulated the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Champs, the Texas Baylor Bears.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path Sports Events & Festivals

The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on the island of Bequia

Meet "Brother" King from the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on the island of Bequia and discover how he became an accidental champion of the sea turtle.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Volunteer Travel Preservation

Highlights from the 68th United Nations General Assembly

World Footprints was honored to attend the opening day of the 68th annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Obama provided opening remarks following a welcome by the Secretary General and President of Brazil.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path Events & Festivals

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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Unique Places to Celebrate Black History

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

During Black History Month, there are many lesser known sites around the country where you can celebrate the month in a unique way. The African-American Heritage Trail is quite long and the short list that follows doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the attractions you can visit.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
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LEGACY SHOW: Ireland’s Hidden Gems

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 Radio returns to Ireland to discover some hidden gems, explore off the beaten path attractions and play golf on one of the many Links courses on the … Read more   Read more

Ireland Experiences Off the Beaten Path Sports History