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
Helen Hatzis Aloha Toronto Roots Canada

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 known … 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 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