Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

The Journey Has Begun! Introducing the Reality Tours Blog

8th June, 2010 - Posted by Malia Everette - No Comments

Global Exchange Reality Tours blog invites you to Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference!
The idea for a Reality Tours blog came from members of the global community. Over the years people have expressed a desire to:

  • Hear more about the work that we do as a dynamic human rights organization working to amplify the benefits of socially responsible travel
  • Share in the real life experiences of Reality Tours current and past trip participants (alumni)
  • Learn more about the amazing host communities that we have been so blessed to journey with since 1988

Reality Tours shares with many the vision that meaningful, socially responsible travel can, and does, change the world. So with this new Reality Tours blog, we are excited and honored to be able to bring you closer to “meet” the people in over 40 destinations around the world whose stories inspire and whom you would never exchange with during a conventional tour package.

Photo Credit: Laura Stevens, Reality Tours Photo Contest Winner

We invite you to hear from travelers just like you that have learned first-hand about important social, economic and ecological issues from impacted communities. We will celebrate together the fact that travelers can and do make a difference.
Reality Tours are transformational experiences and this blog will invite alumni to share what they have done to educate, organize and give back since traveling with us.  This blog will highlight new exciting Reality Tours and customized tours; introduce you to Reality Tours representatives around the globe; bring you even closer to the host communities through their stories and photos; and will also serve as a forum to discuss anything related to socially responsible, educational and sustainable travel!
Just as the idea for this blog came from members of the global community, we hope it will flourish from this same inclusive energy, so if you have ideas about what you would like to see on this blog, let us know!

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