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Namibia - Evie and Kellie - Deadvlei

Empty roads and a full soul: Road tripping Namibia during the pandemic

By Kellie Paxian

Like most people who have touched down on the continent, Africa has captured my soul in a way that you just can’t understand until you’ve been.   Read more

Africa Experiences Rail & Road Travel
The Hershey Story Photo Courtesy of Hershey, PA

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

United States Experiences Events & Festivals Food & Drink
Baja California. Photo: Claudia Larios

New friends, adventures, and perspectives in Baja California Sur

By Claudia Larios

One of our friends had seen a photo of this place on the Baja peninsula, but other than that, we knew very little about our destination.   Read more

Mexico Experiences
guatemala

Go With the Flow: Life Lessons From Backpacking to the Pandemic

By Natasha Tucker

Some of you may ask why I chose Guatemala — especially if you’re like my parents whose idea of adventure is an all-inclusive trip to Cuba.   Read more

Central and South America Backpacking & Camping Experiences
Plus-size people

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
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
RV camper

Road trip tips: Spend less and make the most out of your journey on wheels

By Kellie Paxian

As airborne travel is still largely discouraged due to the pandemic, many of us have taken to exploring our backyards by wheels…   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
Belgadia Palace photo courtesy of Belgadia Palance

Mayurbhanj: Odisha’s Hidden Secret

By Sugato Mukherjee

The stately manor that dates back to 1804 is the residence of the Bhanj Deo royal family that had ruled the princely state of Mayurbhanj in eastern India   Read more

India Experiences Luxury Travel History
Leaning Tower of Pisa

PBS Television Host Rick Steves about his love for Europe and Celebration of Diversity

World Footprints stows away with travel writer and PBS TV host Rick Steves as he shares his new book, “For The Love Of Europe” and how travel is an antidote to the purposeful dumbing down of American society. This interview shows a different side of Rick Steves and our conversation … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences Social Responsibility

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
U.S. Capitol Hill Congress

U.S. Democracy examined and Home Exchange inspirations

In her new book, You Call THIS Democracy? author Elizabeth Rusch illuminates undemocratic elements plaguing American democracy.  She also offers international comparisons and provides insights into how American democracy is viewed from abroad. “You Call THIS Democracy? gives us a clear look at the problems we face in our politics … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
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
Shrine. Photo: Trixie Pacis

36 Hours in Tokyo

By Trixie Pacis

Everything appeared as expected while boarding the train into Tokyo, from the tidy train station and orderly ticket booth cues to the clasped hands of prim passengers patiently awaiting the train. As I boarded and claimed a seat by the window, I felt suddenly overwhelmed — I had 36 hours … Read more   Read more

Asia Experiences
Anietra catching the last evac flight out of India.

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