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“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”

–Maya Angelou


On this Profiles page, we celebrate individuals who are impacting culture and communities around the globe. Through captivating stories and podcast interviews, we showcase those who are being the change we need to see in the world. These remarkable people are making a difference, not just in the travel space but in various aspects of life. Many have inspiring stories about overcoming adversity and triumphing against the odds. Explore their unique journeys and innovative projects, and discover how they are leaving their mark, one footprint at a time. Get inspired by their contributions and learn how you, too, can make a positive impact on the world.

  • Every summer as a child, my father and the other farmers in our small Clarksville, Tennessee community would take their turn as pitmaster.

  • This event was the first experiment in school integration and came three years after the U.S, Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education landmark ruling...

  • From (l) to (r):  Don Diamont, Heather Tom, Eric Braeden Meet our CBS Daytime Stars. Some of our favorite celebrities are more than just pretty faces.  They are people who are displaying their sense of humanity and building legacies of positive footprints that go beyond the big and small screens. Don Diamont is an extraordinary actor who has been seen on both the big and small screens.  Most recognized for his role as “Dollar Bill Spencer, Jr.,” on the CBS Daytime Drama, The Bold and the Beautiful, Don was also seen in the film Anger Management with Jack Nicolson and Adam Sandler and Marco Polo opposite Jack Palance.   Don made history when he was named in People’s Magazine “50 Most Beautiful” issue and more recently in the 2009 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue.  Don’s resume and his titles are very impressive but the one title he treasures the most is when [...]

  • World Footprints is pleased to share Part 2 of the 3-part interview with Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on The Young & the Restless (CBS Daytime).   Eric talks about his favorite travel destinations and his efforts to foster peace and understanding between Germans and the Jewish community.  Then, enjoy a feast with Spain’s celebrated chef Maria Jose San Roman as she shares the secret ingredient that appears in all of her dishes (and cocktails).  María is a Michelin-starred Spanish chef and restaurateur, renowned for her celebration of iconic Spanish ingredients, refreshingly authentic culinary style and exceptionally high standards. Her signature approach is founded on the low-key evolution of the natural flavours found in the best ingredients that Spain has to offer. Finally, since every day is World Animal Day we are pleased to be joined by Paul Butler, SVP of Global Programs at RARE Conservation, who will discuss [...]