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Traveling Today: What You Should Know

In this episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to award-winning travel journalist Tim Leffel about the things we should know about traveling today, especially, if we plan to travel for extended periods of time. As Tim says, “we can’t just wing it anymore.”   Read more

The World Insights
Judy Cooper and the Prince of Wales in a Second Line.

Dancing in the Streets: A History of the Second Line

In this episode of World Footprints, Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick visited The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) in the French Quarter to meet with two amazing guests, Judy Cooper and Eric Seiferth, who help us understand the history and traditions of the Second Line.   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals History
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“Don’t Buy the Cheap Tickets” and more tips from an airline insider

Airline industry expert Kewwin McKenzie shares important airline tips that he’s gained from his experience of traveling around the world during the pandemic and the common mistakes people make when booking airline tickets.   Read more

The World Insights
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Walking and singing our way through Birmingham, Alabama’s rich history

Birmingham, Alabama – the Magic City – saw events and courageous people who played a central role in the Civil Rights struggle.  World Footprints goes on a walking tour through history along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail as we step onto the grounds where African Americans confronted Jim Crow era … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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No Boundaries: Women Explorers and Scientists who are Changing the World

On this World Footprints episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to National Geographic Explorer and conservation photographer, Gabby Salazar, to hear about some inspiring stories of women change-makers profiled in her new book, No Boundaries.     Read more

The World Experiences
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Military Women’s Memorial: A little known gem preserving HERstory

Phyllis Wilson, a retired Army veteran of 37 years and President of the Military Women’s Memorial Foundation, joins us to talk about the Memorial and two important campaigns to preserve history and honor a group of female veterans.   Read more

United States History Preservation
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Uncovering the Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever.   Read more

New Orleans History
African American family traveling by car during segregation.

Exploring the Green Book trail and Rochester’s African-American Heritage

World Footprints will uncover the stories behind the story of the Green Book and we’ll explore Rochester, New York’s rich African-American heritage. In an era of segregation, the Green Book directed African-American travelers to safe havens as they traveled through inhospitable and outright dangerous places.  Indeed, being a Black family … Read more   Read more

United States Insights History
Fort Monroe First African Marker. Photo: Patti Ferguson (permission granted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Preserving African American History

Many of the places where significant African American history occurred have been neglected and have gone unrecognized for the important role they hold in the fabric of American society.   Read more

United States History Preservation
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Revisiting the Little Rock Nine experience with Ernest Green

This event was the first experiment in school integration and came three years after the U.S, Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education landmark ruling…   Read more

United States History Humanity
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1,000 Places To See with Wanderlust

Join World Footprints for our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Patricia Schultz and Avalon Travel’s Grace Fujimoto about their newest travel books, the Deluxe edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Wanderlust. Author Patricia Schultz has transformed her New York Times bestselling book, 1,000 Places … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Dreaming the DREAM

Enjoy the historic opening ceremonies surrounding the opening of the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC   Read more

United States Events & Festivals History
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Talk about Travel Mania

Travel vicariously through author Karen Gershowitz’s compelling stories as she gives us an up-close, often humorous look at the defining moments that only travel can offer.   Read more

The World Adventure Lifestyle
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What does the future of travel look like?

What does the future of travel look like? We asked a travel industry insider, Helen Hernandez, CEO of the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) for her insights.   Read more

United States Insights
White House Christmas. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

World Footprints Holiday Music Special

‘Tis the season with the gift of holiday music.  As you enjoy the musical selections from around the world, please accept our gratitude for your support of World Footprints over the years.    Read more

The World Events & Festivals Literature & Music