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

Tonya setting plaster cast on new dinosaur fossil.  Photo:  Ian Fitzpatrick 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.  First, … Read more   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
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Eastern Montana – From Dinosaurs to Drag Racing

World Footprints travels through Eastern Montana and explores the history and diversity of Big Sky Country’s eastern border.   Eastern Montana is a loosely defined region of Montana. Some definitions are more or less inclusive than others, ranging from the most inclusive, which would include the entire part of the state … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences Sports
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White House Travel Summit explores Global Citizenship

Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit.  The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join Administration officials, policymakers and thought-leaders here in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S can build stronger relationships to the rest … Read more   Read more

United States Study or Teach Abroad Social Responsibility
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Exploring historic Norfolk, VA

World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today’s show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre. Ghent … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Exploring Palm Island and Tobago Cays Marine Park

Golden Mic award On today’s World Footprints we’re traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates from the beautiful Palm Island at the Palm Island Resort.  Palm Island is a private tropical paradise comprising only 135 … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Luxury Travel Preservation