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Host : Tonya Fitzpatrick
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The Award-Winning World Footprints Radio (formerly Travel’n On) “Celebrates Responsible Travel, Culture and Heritage” with hosts Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick.

The show, which has thousands of loyal fans at home in Washington, DC and around the globe, focuses on leaving positive footprints by:

• Fostering cross-cultural understanding and friendships
• Promoting authentic and transformational travel experiences that respect cultural heritage, and support volun-tourism and travel philanthropy
• Encouraging positive impacts on local people, their environments and culture and promoting fair trade principles to improve local economies
• Promoting travel choices that minimize negative environmental impacts
• Educating and entertaining travelers by offering substantive travel-relevant dialogues with celebrities, newsmakers, industry experts and government officials

Meet People. Discover Places. Protect Planet. Tune in for fascinating interviews with celebrities, authors and newsmakers about their transformative and authentic travel experiences. Explore unique destinations, learn about best travel practices and travel niches, and travel informed when you learn about the latest legislation impacting your travel. Join us to “leave positive footprints, one step at a time.”

2009 First Place Travel Broadcast, North American Travel Journalists Association

Recent Episodes

The Flavor of the French Quarter Festival
Encore: World Footprints Radio continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by HBO. Then we’ll be rockin’ with the “Mick Jagger of the Marsh” and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. Plus Patty Gay from the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center and jazz great Jeremy Davenport.

An Artistic Journey Through South Africa
World Footprints continues its focus on South Africa with a journey through the world of fine art. First, Martin Britz, President and Founder of Soweto Fine Art, will join us from Johannesburg to talk about his personal journey from an Afrikaner military officer to a champion for black South African artists. Then we’ll visit Galerie Myrtis in Maryland to chat with several prominent art collectors to discuss of cultural preservation through art collecting, connoisseurship and philanthropy.

Student Exchange with South Africa
Much of the world is focused on South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup and South African remains a focus for today’s World Footprints broadcast. Today, Tonya and Ian will introduce an extraordinary student exchange program between the University of Missouri and the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Then you’ll hear about Nandi, a South African manta ray who Tonya got to swim with at the Georgia Aquarium.

Grassroot Soccer
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is underway in South Africa and on today’s show, World Footprints will showcase 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.
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Both attorneys, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick left their law practices behind to create their unique global travel multi-media community. These award-winning radio hosts are speakers, authors, and sought-after media guests who have appeared on major networks throughout the country. They are currently authoring a book based on success principles with Stephen Covey, Patricia Fripp and Tony Alessandro. The Fitzpatricks hold memberships in the Society of American Travel Writers, National Press Club, North American Travel Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.