Washington DC Tourism

Tourism in Washington, D.C. amid COVID and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration

With all of the challenges facing Washington and a forthcoming Presidential Inauguration to prepare for, we spoke to Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC, to talk about the status of tourism in the District.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals
Twenty Twenty | Nigel Watts's Twenty Twenty

Global Pandemic, Climate Change, Virtual Tourism: Twenty Twenty novel predictions from 1995

As 2020 comes to a close we remember the late author Nigel Watts and the eerie predictions he made about this year in his 1995 novel “Twenty Twenty”. Nigel’s predictions are shared through the voice of his widow, Sahera Cohen.   Read more

The World Insights Climate
Zodiac clock

Traveling according to your Zodiac sign

What can your zodiac sign tell you about where you should travel and what destinations you are compatible with?   Read more

The World Experiences
Zen Peace

Imagine: Reflections on Peace and the travel community’s role

Editor and VIIF co-founder, GARY KNIGHT, shares the remarkable collection of first-person testimonials and searing photographs from some of the world’s most volatile war zones.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility
Andrew Carnegie - Reaching success on a mountaintop with mental dynamite

Transformational Travel and Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite

Author James Whittaker joins World Footprints with inspiring lessons from transformational thinker Napoleon Hill that is based on his 1908 conversation with billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie. These conversations are annotated and edited by James Hill in his new book Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite: How to Unlock The Awesome Power of … Read more   Read more

The World Transformative
Racism is not patriotism

Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic and Author of ‘RACE-BAITER” on Language, Travel and Media

Join World Footprints for an engaging conversation on race-baiting, travel, media and music with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.   Read more

United States Experiences Humanity
U.S. Capitol Building - Congress

Flaws in American Democracy examined and Home Exchanges for Travel

Fundamentally, America’s democracy is dysfunctional at best and author Elizabeth Rusch identifies where the United States falls short. Elizabeth also offers international comparisons and shows the simple solutions that other countries use to advance democracy that would work in the U.S.   Read more

United States Experiences
David Rubenstein photo taken by Robert Severi

Philanthropist and Author David Rubenstein on Leadership and Travel

David M. Rubenstein, author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show returns to World Footprints to discuss his newest book: “How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.”   Read more

United States Literature & Music Social Responsibility
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
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
MLK Jr. Memorial Wash DC

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

United States Insights History
Storytelling - Black man reading

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

United States Insights History
Uluru Rock in Australia

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
Great Outdoors | Pancake Canyon photo by Erin Sullivan

Creating “The Great Outdoors” while stuck indoors

Photography represents memories, creativity, and art. Depending on the photograph itself, it can take you to a whole new experience and may even have a story to tell. For today’s episode, our guest is Erin Sullivan from Erin Outdoors. She is a photographer and food blogger based out in Los … Read more   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
New Normal - Guanajuato, Mexico monument

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. The Covid Pandemic has caused massive changes in our daily lives and it has surely affected the way we used to travel then and now. The lifestyle changes have … Read more   Read more

United States Insights