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Military Women’s Memorial: A little known gem preserving HERstory

Phyllis Wilson, a retired Army veteran of 37 years and President of the Military Women’s Memorial Foundation, joins us to talk about the Memorial and two important campaigns to preserve history and honor a group of female veterans.   Read more

United States History Preservation
One of many scenic walking trails in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Photo courtesy Visit Franklin.

Franklin, Tennessee’s Fuller Story: History beyond the Battlefield and Whiskey

Hear about the initiative Franklin has launched to preserve and share a fuller and accurate truth about its place in American history.   Read more

United States History
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How Historical Interpretation on the Subject of Slavery Has Changed Over the Years at Mount Vernon

By Sangeeta Ranade

Mount Vernon is the northern Virginia home of the first United States president, George Washington, and it’s a prominent tourist site.   Read more

United States Experiences History
Four in Greensboro NC. Photo courtesy of Civil Rights Trail

Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA

By Terri Marshall

As a Southern-born white woman, incorporating Black history sites into my travel plans never crossed my mind… until I married a Black man.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Uncovering the Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever.   Read more

New Orleans History
Portland, Oregon

Portland’s Surprising Bites and Brews

By Sangeeta Ranade

One of Portland’s most significant subcultures is its food truck scene.   Read more

United States Food & Drink
Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama

Experiencing the fight for freedom along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Explore the story of Black Americans’ fight for freedom and equality with U.S. Civil Rights Trail author Deborah Douglas.   Read more

United States History
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For the Love of Chocolate

By Terri Marshall

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love, romance and chocolate step into the spotlight. This love and chocolate thing dates back more than 1,500 years to the Maya and Aztec cultures.   Read more

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The Importance of Expanding America’s Hidden Historical Narratives

Expanding America’s historical narrative to include enslaved and Indigenous people and their contributions to the country.   Read more

United States Insights History
Wild ponies of Assateague Island, Virginia

10 underrated destinations to explore in the USA

By Tara Tadlock

As large as the USA is, however, a lot of the most interesting places in the country often get overlooked.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path
Green Chamber. Photo courtesy of Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site.

Schuyler Mansion: History, Enslavement and Alexander Hamilton

Heidi Hill and Jessie Serfilippi from the Schuyler Mansion State Historical Site share the stories behind the stories about the Schuyler family and Alexander Hamilton.   Read more

United States Insights History
Grey Towers in Milford, Delaware.

Discover President Joe Biden’s Delaware

In honor of America’s 46th President, World Footprints will share a cultural slice of President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.   Read more

United States History
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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
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Enjoying the World as a Plus-size Traveler

World Footprints continues its foundational value of sharing the voices of all travelers and their unique experiences and inspiring stories. Today we walk in the footsteps of a plus-size traveler. Plus-size travelers face challenges that aren’t generally considered—lack of appropriate accommodations, one-sized fits all robes that don’t fit larger bodies, … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
River in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Celebrating the joy of travel on National Shop for Travel Day

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The technological resources that are available make research and planning for vacations much easier. This was the reasoning behind the creation of National Shop for Travel Day.   Read more

United States Events & Festivals