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Finding the Common Thread at the Pinkas Synagogue, Prague

By Nicole Banks

Standing in front of a memorial to the 77,297 Czech Jews who were massacred during the Holocaust, however, it’s not quite so easy for me to dismiss.   Read more

Europe Insights History
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Traveling Insights from a deaf Traveler

Have you ever thought what it would feel like to travel the world in silence?   Read more

The World Accessible Insights
Bust of George Washington Carver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Travel Beyond Black History Month

By Ann-Marie Cahill

During February, there is an influx of travel stories for the “Best Places to Celebrate Black History Month”. It’s great and there are so many places I want to visit! However, the same list almost disappears into the ether as soon as March 1st arrives.   Read more

The World Insights History Social Responsibility
Oak Alley Plantation

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
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
Looking into 2020

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
Hiroshima

Five Travelers share their Travel Wish List for 2021

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

We were curious about the places other travelers are dreaming about so we asked some of our fellow travelers to share their travel wish list for 2021.   Read more

The World Insights
Heart Island

13 expressions of travel love and nostalgia

By Kellie Paxian

We were deeply moved and inspired by the stories shared in our previous collection on What I Miss Most About Traveling, but every travel lover knows there is no end to the love letter that our world deserves.   Read more

The World Insights
Hot air ballooning over Appalachian mountains

Uncovering Appalachia

Author and scholar Nancy Brown Diggs joins World Footprints to peel back the layers of Appalachian culture that she uncovers in her new book, In Search of Appalachia.   Read more

United States Insights History
Peru. Photo by Terri Marshall

A Love Letter to the World from an American

By Terri Marshall

A couple of years ago I jumped on the Ancestry DNA bandwagon to discover more about my history. The results weren’t terribly surprising.   Read more

The World Insights
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What I Miss Most About Traveling

By Kellie Paxian

2020 has left much to be desired in our wanderlusting hearts, but the good news is that travel leaves an eternal impact on our souls…   Read more

The World Insights
Zodiac signs

Where You Should Travel Based On Your Astrology Chart

By Haley Comet

Looking for inspiration on where your next travel location should be? See where the stars align for you with an astrology technique called AstroGeography!   Read more

The World Insights
Empty bench on the beach

Opinion: Is “No Travel” the new Responsible Travel?

By Ann-Marie Cahill

It’s the statement no traveller wants to hear: “Please Don’t Come Here”.   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility
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The Basque Country – Beauty & Independence

By Bianka Cramblit

The proud capital of Spain’s Basque region, Bilbao, is a place where culture, history, and mouthwatering gastronomy surround you. Their storied history and decades spent fighting to retain their unique culture have shaped it to be the one-of-a-kind city it is today.   Read more

Spain Insights History
Janet Cheatham Bell

Author Janet Cheatham Bell on Civil Rights, Empowerment and Travel

Author Janet Cheatham Bell has lived through both the Civil Rights Movement and today’s Black Lives Matter movement. She joins World Footprints to share her thoughts on the progression of racial equality in the United States. Janet is also the mother of W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s United Shades … Read more   Read more

United States Insights Social Responsibility