RV Camper and Stars

Traveling Route 66 and Crossing Europe in an RV

As we travel through Iceland you will hear about America’s historic Route 66 with Route Magazine editor, Brennan Matthews and Kat Bird of the Wandering Bird blog will share her adventures crossing Europe in an RV.   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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SPECIAL: Remembering 9/11

World Footprints commemorates the anniversary of the terrifying attack that changed the world and brought heroes to the front-line. You will hear from survivors their first-hand account of the events as they experienced them.   Read more

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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. In a previous episode we learned about Helen’s path from her humble beginnings in California, to her work with the labor union … Read more   Read more

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Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA

Profile: Helen Hernandez, CEO of the North American Travel Journalists Association (Part 1)

Helen Hernandez has worn a lot of hats in a storied career that’s taken her from the trenches of labor union activism to becoming the CEO of the North American Travel Journalist Association   Read more

United States Insights

Author Janet Cheatham Bell on Literature, American History and Travel

Janet Cheatham Bell is an author, scholar, budding playwright and mother to CNN host, W. Kamau Bell, of United Shades of America.  Having lived through America’s Civil Rights Movement, Janet joins World Footprints to reflect on her life journey from a segregated Indiana to her interracial marriage that defied the … Read more   Read more

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Controlling the Narratives on Race, Transformation and Travel

Do you wonder who will tell your story and how you’ll be portrayed? Author and Publisher Ardre Orie joins World Footprints to discuss the power of storytelling, narratives on race and, of course, travel.   Read more

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Escape from India during COVID-19 (Part 3 Final)

The conclusion of Escape from India during COVID-19 continues with Anietra sharing more of the roller coaster ordeal that took her and Ian from hope to hopelessness and back. Now she is confronted with the memories of the traumatic experience.   Read more

India Experiences
One of many police checkpoints where we got hassled. Photo: Anietra Hamper

Escape from India during COVID-19 (Part 2)

In Episode One of Escape from India during COVID-19, we introduced you to veteran journalist Anietra Hamper who was trying to escape from India after COVID-19 derailed her fishing assignment trip. Anietra and her fishing guide, Ian Henderson, were left stranded in India with only a narrow window to get … Read more   Read more

India Experiences
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Escape from India during COVID-19 (Part 1)

What was meant to be a four-week writing assignment to Nepal and India for veteran journalist Anietra Hamper, turned out to be an absolute nightmare for her and her traveling companion, Ian Henderson.   Read more

India Experiences
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LIFE DOWN UNDER IN THE LAND OF “OZ”

Today we’re going to explore the land down under – Australia.  As an extra bonus we will also enjoy a listener’s favorite travel memory. What is it about Australia that captures our imagination? We had hoped to explore parts of Australia until COVID-19 forced a change in all of our … Read more   Read more

Oceania Insights
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Creating “The Great Outdoors” while stuck indoors

What do you get when you take several stacks of pancakes, add some miniature figurines and a stream of syrup?  If you’re photographer Erin Sullivan you’ll get a scene of a canyon with hikers walking by a waterfall. Erin Sullivan is an accomplished photographer and travel blogger.  She showcases her … Read more   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
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Travel’s New Normal

When travel writing is your profession, adjusting to a new normal of not traveling can be tough and even downright weird. To understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on the travel journalism community and to gain some insight into what the future of travel may hold, we spoke to … Read more   Read more

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Toronto-based travel journalist Helen Hatzis offers thoughts about Travel’s future

If you want to hear about what the future face of travel might look like post-coronavirus ask someone who travels for a living.  That’s what we did when we sat down with fellow travel journalist Helen Hatzis of Trip Jaunt.   In addition to being a travel journalist Helen is … Read more   Read more

Canada Insights
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Satisfying Wanderlust during COVID-19

This mandatory pause that’s been imposed on us because of COVID-19 is very challenging; especially for those of us who travel frequently. But a fellow travel journalist, Terri Marshall of Tripping with Terri says that technology has offered us ways to feed our wanderlust at home. Terri writes a lot … Read more   Read more

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Considerations for LGBTQ+ travelers and Life as a Digital Nomad

Join World Footprints as we interview a friend and Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow about the challenges facing LGBTQ+ travelers and hear from a digital nomad about her life on the road. First, travel journalist, Michael Luongo, has researched and written about the role travel journalism plays in tourism development in … Read more   Read more

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