“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”              — Moslih Eddin Saadi

No matter where you go, every place has a story.   From great struggles against oppressive forces to human inguenity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made.   Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.


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
Vintage library and quill pen

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
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
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
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
Riverwalk in Ljubljana. Photo by Trixie Pacis

Reminiscing on Slovenia Through the Senses

By Trixie Pacis

From the summer of 2018 to 2019, I called the charming Slovenian capital of Ljubljana my home. For those of you who have yet to experience Slovenia, it is a feast for the eyes.   Read more

Europe Architecture History
mehrangarh-fort-

Mehrangarh: Rajasthan’s Fortress of the Sun

By Sugato Mukherjee

To the discerning traveler, Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur is an intricate tapestry of half a millennium of history, intertwined with bravery and artistry. And a few dark secrets.   Read more

India Architecture History
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
egyptians-bedoiuns

The Endurance of the Mountains

By Ghada Emish

One way to be connected to nature is to learn about the history of the Earth. In the chain Red Sea Mountains in the Eastern Desert in Egypt, there are red granite rocks that are among the oldest on the planet, dating back to 600 million years ago.   Read more

Africa Landscape History
"Little Rock Central High School" by Steve Snodgrass is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Revisiting the Little Rock Nine experience with Ernest Green

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…   Read more

United States History Humanity
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
Tenerife lizard

Tenerife- The Wild Side of Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

One hundred miles off the coast of the Southern coast of Morocco lies The Canary Islands. These eight one-of-a-kind islands will charm you so much that you might start searching for early retirement options on your flight back.   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History