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South Africa - Lion's Head, Cape Town. Photo of Kellie Paxian

Balancing safety and sanity as a nomadic soul during the pandemic

By Kellie Paxian

But for many of us wanderlust-filled souls, there is one major influence on our well-being that the pandemic discourages — and that is travel.   Read more

The World Safety
Thoughtful traveler

What will travel look like in 2021?

By Kellie Paxian

Looking back at the previous year is seriously lacking in travel nostalgia. Looking forward is shrouded in uncertainty.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility
Happy New Year's Eve

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely around the world

By Tara Tadlock

Lockdowns and government restrictions don’t have a put a damper on New Year’s Eve festivities.   Read more

The World Events & Festivals
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
White House Christmas tree decorated.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

World Footprints Holiday Music Special

‘Tis the season with the gift of holiday music.  As you enjoy the musical selections from around the world, please accept our gratitude for your support of World Footprints over the years.    Read more

The World Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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
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
Photo courtesy of Cory Lee

Traveling the world in a powered wheelchair

At the age of two, Cory was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. Because this disease is progressive it has served as a catalyst for Cory to see as much of the world as he can.   Read more

The World Accessible
Looking at the world and missing travel

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
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
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
Zen Peace

Imagine: Reflections on Peace and the travel community’s role

Editor and VIIF co-founder, GARY KNIGHT, shares the remarkable collection of first-person testimonials and searing photographs from some of the world’s most volatile war zones.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility
pumpkin-halloween

Safe and Spooky: Where to enjoy Halloween from a Social Distance

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Halloween is around the corner and the ghouls and goblins are coming for us whether we’re ready or not. This time they will be frightening us from a safe distance. But don’t worry because your adrenaline will still run high.   Read more

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