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Socially minded travel that bridges the cultural gaps and shares the transformative power of travel through powerful storytelling.

Socially minded travel that bridges the cultural gaps and shares the transformative power of travel through powerful storytelling.
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Socially minded travel that bridges the cultural gaps and shares the transformative power of travel through powerful storytelling.




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From Jewish London to America by Harley and places in between

We explore points around the globe from London and the Jewish contributions to British society to America as we explore it’s history on the back of a Harley Davidson. We’ll stop at places in between and we’ll remember Anthony Bourdain. When most people think of London their first thoughts are of the iconic attractions. Few, however, realize the influences that other cultures have made to British society. Author and tour guide, Rachel Kolsky, takes us on an in-depth tour of Jewish London....


Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Beyond Dutch Country

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustave Flaubert Sandwiched between its Amish countryside and hip food scene, Lancaster Pennsylvania combines the old and new in awe-inspiring ways. Join World Footprints as we explore the area’s rich history, including President James Buchanan’s Wheatland home, and Lancaster’s contemporary offerings. Our first stop is the Hans Herr House. This structure traces its Germanic roots to 1719 and stands as the oldest...


The Art & Architectural Renaissance of Lynchburg, Virginia

Join us as we explore Lynchburg’s history on an art and architectural tour including spotlight stops at the Point of Honor historic home and the Riverview Artspace. Located in the center of Virginia, Lynchburg is within a day’s drive of most major east coast cities and it's a perfect place to begin an exploration of Central Virginia. But historic Lynchburg, the city on the hill, is undergoing an incredible revival. From new outdoor spaces, visual and performing arts to culinary arts and...


Quebec City's New France Festival - a walk through Canadian history

Today on World Footprints we celebrate Canada’s Francophone roots in the Quebec region as we walk in the footsteps of history at the New France Festival in Quebec City. Plus, we’ll visit an Augustinian Monastery turned holistic spa and we’ll talk to an Old World wine merchant. The walled fortifications in Old Quebec make Quebec City one of the most romantic and picturesque places to explore on foot. We explore the heart and soul of the city with Marc Duchesne of Cicerone Tours. For five...


Walking through Rio – A tale of many cities

Rio de Janeiro is a city of vibrant neighborhoods and districts. We wanted to experience the city’s culture and history up close so we embarked on an exploration of Rio by foot. Historian Dr. Luciana Fagundes led our walking tour, which began in the historic central district of Lapa—an area known as the cradle of bohemian Rio. We discovered Rio’s rich history as we passed historical monuments like the Carioca Aqueduct and it’s famous arches. Our walking tour ended in the sweetest of ways...


America’s Basilica, Cheetah Conservation and Pirate Treasure Hunting with the Cousteau’s

Today on World Footprints we’ll visit one of the largest churches in the world in Washington DC, examine efforts to save cheetahs in Namibia and head off on a Caribbean pirate treasure hunt with the latest generation of Cousteaus. First, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception may not be the most iconic building in Washington, DC, but it looms large in other ways. Louise DuFresne of the Basilica takes us inside this beautiful building in northeast DC to share its...


Family Travel 4-1-1

As a mother of three, family travel expert Shelly Rivoli says when traveling with babies it is important to remain calm. Shelly has learned a lot of tricks and tips for traveling with children first-hand.


Inside Africa Conservation, Yellowstone, Uganda and Return to Glow

Today on World Footprints we will examine some troubling realities of Western conservation efforts in Africa; we’ll connect with life in Italy; take a glimpse inside of Uganda and we’ll hear about the People of Yellowstone. In her provocative new book: White Man’s Game, author Stephanie Hanes examines the larger problems that arise when Westerners try to “fix” complex problems in developing countries, acting with the best intentions yet often overlooking the wishes of the local population....


Exploring Paris, China, Family Travel and City Pass

To understand a city one must look through the lens of its artists with open eyes, appreciate the personal stories of locals, and sometimes jump on a fast track to have time at popular attractions. Art curator and author Matt Wagner travels the world looking for the Tall Trees—the artists that stand out and help share our common humanity. In his third Tall Trees book series Matt explores the artist community in Paris. As a mother of three, family travel expert Shelly Rivoli says when...


Reviving North Carolina towns through art and tourism

On one side of the state, North Carolina has the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. On the coastal side, the state boasts wild horses and deep blue waters. However, the center of the North Carolina holds surprising treasures and a rich history. After losing the tobacco and textile industries, Kinston’s Mayor, B.J. Murphy tells us that his small town turned to the arts for economic revitalization. Even after traveling to Kinston for decades, Ian experienced a new community that is rich in all...


Exploring Wilmington, Delaware – A European experience in American history

World Footprints will explore Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley’s rich American history and vibrant arts and cultural scene with its European flair. Known for its collection of American art, the internationally acclaimed Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, houses three generations of Wyeth artists—N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth and grandson Jamie Wyeth. Guide Reno Winter takes us inside the Andrew Wyeth studio to learn about these legendary American...


Exploring Dominica, the Nature Island

Many people say that if Christopher Columbus were to return to our modern world today, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize. This volcanic island is called "The Nature Island" for a reason. It has a breathtaking natural beauty that sparkles like an emerald jewel and has remained moderately developed. World Footprints will share our cultural and music tour of Dominica with stops along Waitukubuli National Trail, the Jazz and Creole Festival, the Kalingo territory and...


Celebrating Veterans Day, Chatting with Don Diamont and Christian Siriano, plus Maya 2012

In honor of our Nations’ heroes this Veterans Day, we are pleased to introduce you to animal trainer Clarissa Black, founder of Pets for Vets—an organization that serves both Veterans and shelter animals. The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. Then CBS Soap fans will enjoy our interview with the dashing Don Diamont from the Bold and the...


Washington DC's G.I. Film Festival

As we celebrate this year's G.I. Film Festival we thought we'd share some highlights from previous years. As with every day, World Footprints is proud to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes--our men and women in uniform, and the Hollywood patriots who support them. From the red carpet of the 2011 G.I. Film Festival in Washington DC, we will share our conversations with three award-winning actors: Gary Sinise, William Devane and Lou Diamond Phillips. We also met award-winning filmmaker...


America's Great Migration, Gospel and Panda Haven

World Footprints travels today in celebration of gospel music, in enjoyment of Panda havens and in search of the warmth of other suns. First, Coretta Scott King Illustrator award winning artist Michele Wood will join us to talk about her newest book, I See the Rhythm of Gospel. Then, TV naturalist Nigel Marven, the Jack Hannah of Britain, will stop by to talk about his latest adventures of living on Panda reserves in China. Finally, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson shares...


Grammy-nominee Rene Marie sings Eartha Kit and Cheetah Conservation

World Footprints will walk in the footprints of two socially-conscious guests--a Grammy-nominated singer whose musical talents led her to change her life and live her passion, and we'll welcome back a good friend whose efforts are savings one of the most graceful and beautiful big cats on our planet. Rene Marie is a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and writer who uses her energetic and dynamic voice to raise awareness about social issues. Inspired by iconic entertainer - Eartha Kitt - Rene...


FestiGals preview and New Orleans entertainment industry

World Footprints is pleased to introduce more great friends from our beloved New Orleans. First, we'll be joined by actor/filmmaker Terence Rosemore who most recently donned a badge as New Orleans Police Deputy Chief Eugene Marsden in the hit HBO series "Treme". Terence will discuss his upcoming roles and film projects post-Treme as well as his initiative in the Crescent City to introduce the city's youth to the entertainment industry. If you're looking for the best places to go, eat or see...


How Grassroot Soccer is transforming lives

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is underway in South Africa and on this show, World Footprints showcases an organization, Grassroot Soccer, that’s using soccer to transform the lives of disadvantaged children throughout South Africa. Tonya and Ian will introduce you to executive director and founder Dr. Tommy Clark and they’ll also introduce someone who is on the “front lines” in South Africa for Grassroot Soccer, Phil Johnson.


Black Patriots and Global Learning

World footprints showcases positive footprints around the world with today’s guests. Dr. P. Bai Akridge talks about the importance of study aboard programs and how students can discover their potential through global learning. Frank Martin, producer of the PBS documentary, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, and Bill straw from Blix Street Records, producer of the original soundtrack, discuss their award-winning film. Nancy Rivard, founder of Airline Ambassadors...


The Transformative Power of Adventure Travel

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Travel’n On prepares to transition to its new name World Footprints and today you’ll be introduced to author Don Mankin who will talk about his newest project that discusses the transformative power of adventure travel. Don will also offer an invitation for you to participate in the development of this book. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to meet celebrated...