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One of many police checkpoints where we got hassled. Photo: Anietra Hamper

Escape from India during COVID-19 (Part 2)

In Episode One of Escape from India during COVID-19, we introduced you to veteran journalist Anietra Hamper who was trying to escape from India after COVID-19 derailed her fishing assignment trip. Anietra and her fishing guide, Ian Henderson, were left stranded in India with only a narrow window to get … Read more   Read more

India Experiences
Junction-of-the-Sarayu-River-and-Mahakali-River-famous-for-golden-masheer-fishing.--in-Champawat. Photo: Anietra Hamper

Escape from India during COVID-19 (Part 1)

What was meant to be a four-week writing assignment to Nepal and India for veteran journalist Anietra Hamper, turned out to be an absolute nightmare for her and her traveling companion, Ian Henderson.   Read more

India Experiences
California Hike. Photo: Torrance McCartney

Giving Up On Perfect: A Road-Trip Through USA

By Torrance McCartney

As a child, the cinematic perfection and endless romance of America beckoned me from the warm tropics of my Australian home. By 11 years old, the first item on my bucket list was to road-trip the entire USA and experience the land of Patsy Cline’s melancholic tunes, from its dusty … Read more   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
monkey-in tree

Traveling Virtually during COVID-19

Thanks to travel journalist Terri Marshall, she is sharing some great resources that are sure to curb the wanderlust inside that is screaming go somewhere—ANYWHERE! We know this lockdown is for the best and we know it is our responsibility to stay home in order to help save lives. But … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences Technology
La Casa Cottages, my self isolation base. Photo: Kellie Paxian

From lockdown to isolation: My COVID-19-fuelled journey home

By Kellie Paxian

“The Quarantine Act states that you are now required to self isolate for 14 days. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $750,000 and six months in jail. Do you understand?” Jet-lagged gulp: “Yes.” Welcome home to me! My greeting at YVR International Airport’s customs desk … Read more   Read more

Canada Experiences Social Responsibility
Sunset on San Juan Islands

Take the “Island Time” challenge with San Juan Islands during COVID-19

Even an island paradise is not immune to the coronavirus as we learned from San Juan Islands’ Barbara Marrett. But the virus has not significantly impacted the San Juan Islands despite the islands proximity to Seattle, Washington – a coronavirus cluster. This is attributed to the islands limited accessibility via … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
Chiesa San Gavio from Spiaggia di Balai

Porto Torres: A case for slow travel

By Torrance McCartney

Sardegna, Italy. An idyllic and rugged island in the middle of the Mediterranean. The mountain ranges at the heart of the island are surrounded by a coastline spotted with small cities and fishing towns, all wrapped in sparkling blue sea. It was finally my time to experience this oasis I … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences
Whale shark up close and personal

Swim with whale sharks – the largest fish in the ocean

By Melissa Curtin

Swimming with whale sharks was something I had never contemplated until visiting La Paz, Mexico, a few hours north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja California Sur. My immediate response was “no way” until I learned the name “whale shark” is quite misleading. Whale sharks are the world’s largest … Read more   Read more

Mexico Experiences
Puerto Rico

Traveling to Puerto Rico and Cuba

The island of Puerto Rico was still recovering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria when a Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the island.  As of this taping, Puerto Rico was hit by a 5.3 quake. Yet, despite these natural disasters Sarah Ratliff, owner of Purple Coqui tours and a resident … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Experiences

Two Surprising 2020 Travel Trends: Nakations and Space Tourism

For 2020, nude travel and space tourism are two of the top travel trends that we’ll see emerge.  Surprised?  Don’t be.   Read more

The World Experiences
Amtrak train

Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys

By Katy Spratte Joyce

As travelers seek ways to minimize their impact on the environment while moving about the globe, Amtrak trains are standing out as an increasingly desirable option. The eco-friendliness of this transportation option is a big selling point, as the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that trains use about 50 percent less … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel Sustainability
Notre Dame de Dinant

1,000 Places To See with Wanderlust

Join World Footprints for our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Patricia Schultz and Avalon Travel’s Grace Fujimoto about their newest books, the Deluxe edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Wanderlust. Author Patricia Schultz has transformed her New York Times bestselling book, 1,000 Places to … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
Piano in nature

Profiles: John Schneider and Kendol Bacchus

Depending on your age you may know actor/singer John Schneider as “Bo Duke” from The Dukes of Hazzard or more recently from Dancing with the Stars or on Tyler Perry’s show, The Haves and Have Nots.  Either way, John has been involved with an artistic or charitable project that has … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences
Carmen Ang in Malaysian Langkawi Rice patties

Discovering my Roots in Malaysia

By Carmen Ang

Every world traveller has a story about their first trip. The one that sparked something adventurous inside them. The one that started it all.   My first trip was a six-week journey through Malaysia, the country where my dad was born. Not only did this trip ignite the wanderlust that fuels … Read more   Read more

Asia Experiences History
The White House

The White House Fall Garden Tour (2012)

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the South Lawn of the Obama White House and all of the beautiful gardens as World Footprints enjoys a private media tour. We walk past all of the famous and lesser known gardens including the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the Children’s … Read more   Read more

United States Experiences