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Award-winning WORLD FOOTPRINTS is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.

Award-winning WORLD FOOTPRINTS is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.
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Award-winning WORLD FOOTPRINTS is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.




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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 Hakone Gardens, Chocolate Travel, California Wines and Lansing, MI

At 100+ years old, Hakone Gardens is a National Trust and one of the oldest Japanese estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. In honor of its centennial, Hakone is celebrating its beginning and lasting endurance with multi-year events and activities. Historian and Hakone Foundation Board Member, Connie Young-Yu, shares the richness and history of this oasis that sits on the edge of Silicon Valley. We'll examine the emerging trend of chocolate travel with travel writer and Chocolatour...


New Orleans' Hidden Black History

New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811. We will explore the history of America's largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story About America's Largest Slave Revolt. The New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History, located in Faubourg Treme, is helping to keep the stories of America's oldest and...


Traveling with singers Gloria Loring, Rene Marie and Rockin' Dopsie, Jr.

Singer/actress/author Gloria Loring joins World Footprints to talk about her music collaboration with son, R&B artist Robin Thicke, travel and her book, "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous". Gloria also dishes on her life past life as Liz Chandler on daytime's Days of our Lives. Jazz artist Rene Marie credits many women, including Eartha Kitt, for her life's direction and musical influences. After her abusive husband of 23 years gave her an ultimatum to quit singing or...


Author James Rollins, Kenya, America's Whiskey Trail and Founders' Homes

Kenya is called the "Heart of Africa" and is considered to be the cradle of civilization. With history that rich and a diverse community of tribes and natural resources, Jacinta Zioka from Kenya Tourism, says that everyone should visit her country at least once in their lifetime. For action-adventure author James Rollins, his travels, adventures and interests play a critical role in the development of his thrillers. In his new book, The Bone Labyrinth, James used his training as a...


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. We appreciate you inviting us into your home and for joining us as we embrace our common humanity. We wish you peace, love and joy (and lots of travel) and we look forward to sharing exciting journeys and inspiring interviews with you in the coming year. The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of...


Travel and entertainment superstars: Frommer, Stallone, Schultz, Zimmern

With more than 200 songs to his credit and multiple film scores, Frank Stallone has distinguished himself from movie-star brother Sylvester. His road as a musician was difficult despite his brother's fame but he found ways to stay relevant and reinvent himself. Frank says that traveling has played an important role in his development as a person and an artist. Travel Channel's "Bizzare Foods" host Andrew Zimmern has traveled the world to experience some of the most unusual looking foods...


Exploring Las Vegas, Jacksonville (FL), Wisconsin and the Czech Republic

Veteran travel journalist David Yeskel has seen the evolution of Las Vegas over the decades. From its humble beginnings as "sin city" to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas has survived the odds of a failing economy and multiple attempts to reinvent itself to become a burgeoning metropolis with 2 million residents. But the city has also maintained a small-town feel for its residents amidst the bright lights and glamour. David will offer a different perspective on Las Vegas as...


A look back at French Quarter Festival 2011 - first hour

World Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast we'll introduce you to All-Star musicians, Trumpeter Connie Jones and Clarinet player Tim Laughlin. Connie & Tim grace the cover of this year's French Quarter Festival poster. We’ll also hear from French Quarter Festival Executive Director, Marci Schramm, about the newest attractions that visitors will experience this year. As we all know, New Orleans...


Goa, actress Stefanie Powers, Friendly Planet travel

National Geographic International (now FOX) producer, Dawn Drew, has been to India more than 100 times and she recently spent three months filming around the country. Dawn says that each visit to India offers something new and that travelers should go beyond the iconic attractions for an authentic travel experience. We'll also talk about the state of Goa--the popular resort that you may not have heard of. Actress Stefanie Powers, best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the television...


Norfolk Botanical Garden, TSA Precheck, Riviera Nayarit, Iron Chef Cat Cora

The Norfolk Botanical Garden is an oasis that sits on a 155 acre site near the Norfolk International Airport. The garden showcases 52 themed gardens including a butterfly garden, rose garden and other diverse flora. President Michael Desplaines tells us that visitors will soon experience a taste of Asia when the garden hosts Lanterasia. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched four trusted traveler programs to help streamline the travel experience to and around the United...


Travel Photography, Patricia Cornwell, Children's Museum, David Rockefeller, Jr.

Award-winning travel writer and photographer David Noyes has learned to experience the world through more than his lens and pen. He says that in order to appreciate our world we must investigate a destination as part of the human condition. His new book, The Photographing Tourist, David shows us remote places around the world and he offers tips that well help anyone develop the well-trained eye of a travel photographer. Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell has sold over 100 million books...


James Carville & Mary Matalin on New Orleans; living on Paris's rue des Martyrs

The best way to experience a city is through the eyes of a local. We'll travel to New Orleans and walk along Paris’s rue des Martyrs with the people who know them best. Democratic consultant James Carville says that New Orleans is defined by its culture and way of life and that distinguishes the city from other places. We'll talk to him to learn what he means by this. The beheading of Saint Denis, now the patron saint of France, was one of many events that occurred on the rue des Martyrs...


Traveling Solo, Living in Mexico, Exploring Malta and Barbados

Enjoy a transformative travel experience as we travel to North Korea, Malta, Mexico and Barbados. Wendy Simmons is an intrepid traveler whose solo adventures have taken her from Ethiopia to North Korea and beyond. She joins World Footprints radio to share her wealth of travel advice and gives us a preview of her book about her trip to North Korea. She'll also share the outcome of a battle between a rat and her toothbrush. The island nation of Malta has been a melting point of cultures for...


Traveling Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania beyond the steel industry

The famous biographer, James Parton, once referred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "Hell with the lid off", but today the city is vibrant, colorful and celebrated. The Senator John Heinz History Center traces its roots back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural institution in Western Pennsylvania. The museum and research facility presents over 250 years of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania life and it’s quest for storytelling is supported by the affiliation with the Smithsonian...


Biking the South Pole; Touring Jekyll Island, Martha's Vineyard, Catalina Island

Prepare for a trans-continental bike ride to the South Pole and experience island paradise – USA style - in Georgia, Massachusetts, and California. If someone told you they were going to ride their bicylcle across Africa from Cairo to Cape Town, what would you think? Would you believe them? You would if you were talking to Henry Gold of TDA Global Cycling. Henry’s trans-continental cycling journeys have taken him through Africa and beyond and now he plans to conquer the Arctic. Looking for...


Traveling through American and Namibian history

Today, World Footprints will explore elements of American history from small towns and historic hotels to Fort Monroe. We'll also visit the shanty town of Mondesa which sits just outside of Swakopmund, Namibia. There we will mingle with the locals and witness how black Namibians are preserving their history and traditions. Fort Monroe in Virginia has been defending America since 1607 and today it remains the largest stone fortification in the United States. Tour guide Robin Reed gives us the...


City of David, Namibia, Tasting Sicily

According to Hebrew tradition, the area outside of the Old City Walls of Jerusalem is considered to be the center of the world. World Footprints will explore that theory and Biblical history with Zev Orenstein at the City of David. We'll also examine new archaeology discoveries that support the existence of King David. Namibia is a country is great diversity. The country is home to wildlife that can't be found anywhere else in Africa and it vast desert landscapes. While at the Mount Etjo...


SPECIAL: Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2001 is a date that touches every American from coast to coast, recalling memories of a fateful day that placed thousands at the center of a terror attack. The personal stories that emerged from Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 bring to light the men and women whose courage and resilience have shown how humanity will always overcome fear. Today World Footprints commemorates the anniversary of the terrifying attack that changed the world and brought heroes to the...


Searching for dinosaurs and gold in Montana

World Footprints takes you on a unique journey as we explore the life and work of a paleontologist. We'll travel through Montana’s Missouri River Country to search for dinosaur bones and we'll spend time to pan for gold. First, we’ll go in search of Carl the Dinosaur with the help of Dave Trexler and Sue Frary of the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station as they take us digging for dinosaur bones. We’ll introduce you to Brenda Koss, whose family-owned ranch has produced some major...


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