Covid-19 - Family travel

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 even during Covid-19. Learn … Read more   Read more

United States Insights
digital nomad

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

North America Insights LGBTQ

Perspectives on American History and Culture

Imagine a bi-partisan dinner with U.S. Senators and Representatives at the Library of Congress with leading contemporary historians and a billionaire patriotic philanthropist.  Then image an evening of enlightened discussions about American history without the presence of media or political jockeying. This is the setting of the Congressional Dialogues that … Read more   Read more

United States Insights History Preservation
Jackie Robinson

Kansas City’s African-American Heritage

Explore the richness and depth of Kansas City’s black history from sports and jazz to food and social advancement.   Read more

United States History
Puerto Rico

Traveling to Puerto Rico and Cuba

The island of Puerto Rico was still recovering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria when a Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the island.  As of this taping, Puerto Rico was hit by a 5.3 quake. Yet, despite these natural disasters Sarah Ratliff, owner of Purple Coqui tours and a resident … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Experiences
2020 Travel Trends - Northern lights

Two Surprising 2020 Travel Trends: Nakations and Space Tourism

For 2020, nude travel and space tourism are two of the top travel trends that we’ll see emerge.  Surprised?  Don’t be.   Read more

The World Experiences
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Preparing to Live and/or Study Abroad

Being well traveled doesn’t prepare you to live in another country and/or study abroad. In addition to learning a new language there is subtle cultural differences that require some adjustment. Susan Haskins and Dan Pressure, International Living writers and authors of the new book, Live Richer, Spend Less, moved from … Read more   Read more

The World Study or Teach Abroad
Giant tortoises on the Galapagos Island.

Voluntourism and Galapagos Islands Conservation Practices: The Need for Caution

Join us for thought-provoking conversations that examine voluntourism and the impact that conservation practices and tourism have on the Galapagos Islands. First, voluntourism aka volunteer travel projects are helpful to communities in need.  But, intercultural educator Lena Papadopoulos says that some projects cause more harm to the communities they are … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Volunteer Travel Conservation Social Responsibility
Sun Voyager steel boat sculpture in Reykjavik. Photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick

Exploring Iceland by Land and Sea

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts–Where dark winter night are offset by a sleepless summer sun—where fire and ice co-exist; and where a dramatic landscape and insular existence supports folklore and informs a vibrant culture. Iceland has so much to offer from its nordic culture, stunning landscapes, food, natural … Read more   Read more

Europe Cruising
John Schneider - Piano in nature

Profiles: John Schneider and Kendol Bacchus

Depending on your age you may know actor/singer John Schneider as “Bo Duke” from The Dukes of Hazzard or more recently from Dancing with the Stars or on Tyler Perry’s show, The Haves and Have Nots.  Either way, John has been involved with an artistic or charitable project that has … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
Yosemite National Park was a favorite place of Ansel Adams.

Insights: Ansel Adams and Mahisha Dellinger

Enjoy a conversation with Ansel Adams’ family and gain some success principles from Mahisha Dellinger, Founder and CEO of CURLS …on World Footprints.   Read more

United States Landscape Fashion & Style The Arts
Photo of Military Honor taken by Tonya Fitzpatrick

Salute to Patriotism and Statesmanship

Join us for conversations with two of America’s finest as we thank them for their service and learn whether deployment overseas changed how they travel the world today.   Read more

United States Insights
Northern Lights over Svalbard

Svalbard: No Visa Required and Traveling Unplugged

Travel to a country where no visas are required and learn how easy it is to reconnect when you disconnect.   Read more

Europe Sustainability
Statute in Freedom Park showing civil rights leaders.

In the Footsteps of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement (Lowell Thomas Award-Winning show)

Birmingham, Alabama is considered ground zero in the civil rights movement.  In the 1950s, African-Americans of all ages in Birmingham drew a proverbial line in the sand against racial segregation.  Their stories, struggles and ultimate success over Jim Crow laws is on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in … Read more   Read more

United States Insights History
A whirligig from the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Reviving North Carolina Towns through Art and Tourism

On one side of the state, North Carolina has the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the coastal side, the state boasts wild horses and deep blue waters.  However, the center of the state holds surprising treasures and a rich history. After losing the tobacco and textile industries, Kinston’s Mayor, B.J. … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Food & Drink The Arts