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James Carville and Mary Matalin on New Orleans; living along Paris’s rue des Martyrs

The best way to experience a city is through the eyes of a local.   We’ll travel to New Orleans and walk along Paris’s rue des Martyrs with the people who know them best. Democratic consultant James Carville says that New Orleans is defined by its culture and way of life … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Insights Off the Beaten Path Literature & Music
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Traveling Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania beyond the steel industry

The “Emerald City” of Pittsburgh.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick The famous biographer, James Parton, once referred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as “Hell with the lid off”, but today the city is vibrant, colorful and celebrated. The Senator John Heinz History Center traces its roots back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Architecture History
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Biking the South Pole; America’s island gems – Jekyll Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Catalina Island

Ian enjoys relaxing against a pier on Martha’s Vineyard.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick, World Footprints Media Prepare for a trans-continental bike ride to the South Pole and experience island paradise – USA style – in Georgia, Massachusetts, and California. If someone told you they were going to ride their bicylcle across … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Experiences
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From Virginia’s Fort Monroe to Namibia’s Swakopmund and Mondesa districts

A very talented musical group in Mondesa greets us with beautiful sounds.  Photo:  Ian Fitzpatrick Today, World Footprints will explore elements of American history from small towns and historic hotels to Fort Monroe.  We’ll also visit the shanty town of Mondesa which sits just outside of Swakopmund, Namibia.  There we … Read more   Read more

Africa Experiences History
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Montana – In search of dinosaur fossils and gold from Missouri River to Zortman

World Footprints takes you on a unique journey as we explore the life and work of a paleontologist.   We’ll travel through Montana’s Missouri River Country to search for dinosaur bones and we’ll spend time to pan for gold.    Read more

United States Family Travel Off the Beaten Path History Preservation
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Saving the Cheetah, Reviving Detroit, Sailing with Rick Steves

Travel around the globe with World Footprints today as we go to Namibia, the Mediterranean and Detroit. First stop…Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.   Read more

The World Experiences Volunteer Travel Conservation
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Life as a DEA agent & surviving child trafficking

Today we will share the legacies of two individuals who have put themselves on the frontlines in the fight against the crimes of drug and human trafficking. Robert Mazur served 27 years as a Federal Special Agent for the IRS, Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.  Five of those years … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Human Trafficking
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IZOD Indycar”s Simona de Silvestro, History of Catholicism & Panther Conservation

Simona de Silvestro driving in the Baltimore Grand Prix.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick On today’s show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron.  As … Read more   Read more

United States Religious Travel Sports Conservation
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Traveling with actor Eric Braeden and Johnny Jet

Actor Eric Braeden. Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the CBS Daytime Drama The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, Dr. Charles Forbin in Colossus: The Forbin Project, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
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Exploring New Orleans’ Laura Plantation and the Faubourg Treme neighborhood

Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippi River Road where we’ll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura–voted “Best history tour in the USA” by Lonely Planet Travel and a top travel attraction in Louisiana.   Read more

New Orleans Experiences Off the Beaten Path History
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Cultural Immersion, Diplomacy & Malaysian Flavors

CulturePrep has been empowering individuals and groups from around the world to overcome the obstacles that threaten meaningful and productive cross-cultural relationships.    Read more

The World Food & Drink Social Responsibility
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Inside the Calgary Stampede and Siksika Nation

 World Footprints will take you inside “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth”—the Calgary Stampede.  The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world’s largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Insights Sports Events & Festivals
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Ohio’s Cedar Point Amusement Park & Perry’s Victory Memorial

Ian walking with Park Ranger Duvendack.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick On today’s World Footprints radio show we will take flight across America with pilot Field Morey as he prepares for his Capital Air Tour.  Field and fellow pilot Conrad Teitell are embarking on an adventurous flight in a small aircraft to all … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Make A Wish, Adventure Travel Law, Globetrotting Lessons

Travel is one of the most transformative life experiences anyone can have.  It can renew one’s energy, bring immeasurable joy, even inspire a life’s direction and encourage hope.  The Make A Wish foundation understands the power of travel.  Since 1980 the organization has granted over a quarter of million wishes … Read more   Read more

United States Adventure Insights
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Around Mackinac Island and Destination Speed Dating at #SATW

Approaching Mackinac Island by ferry.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Mackinac Island, named by Native Americans for its shape as a turtle, is a northern Michigan island made famous by the Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour movie, “Somewhere in Time”.  Just as the Victorian-period movie reflected, Mackinac Island has maintained its old … Read more   Read more

United States Insights Off the Beaten Path