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Culture, Community, Art & Radiance in Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 22nd January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Muraleando 2[1] copyThere are some experiences in life that broaden your perspective and open your mind to new ideas in the best possible ways, and my trip to Cuba for New Years 2014 was one of those experiences. I never could have imagined that I would take in so many new things in just over a week! I learned, saw, heard and did so many new things which I felt I would not have been able to discover visiting Cuba on my own without the unique insight that Global Exchange brings.

Traveling with Saadi in Iran

Posted by in Art and Culture, Guest Posts, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories on 11th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

Saadi_2Professor Sarah Sharp recently participated on a Reality Tour to Iran. While there, she was inspired by the great Persian poet Sadi, wondering, how would Saadi encourage the participants to embrace their travel experiences?

Lessons Learned: From Guatemala to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Guest Posts on 10th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

U.S. and Cuban residents dance together at Muraleando community project in HavanaReality Tours participant Catherine Sagan reflects on lessons learned, from Guatemala to Cuba.

The Alamar Organopónico: Cuban Charisma and Creativity at Work

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture on 14th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Salcines talking with a recent RT group.Wondering what sort of people and places you might encounter on a visit to Cuba? The UBPC (Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa or Basic Cooperative Production Unit) Vivero Alamar is one of the places where you will see Cuban charisma and creativity at work.

Where Will You Be This Fall?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Latin America, Women on 6th August, 2013 | No Comments

Pachamama_smallAs we start the final month of Summer, now is the time to plan your meaningful, socially responsible travel experiences for the rest of the year and beyond. Where will you travel this Fall?

Global Exchange Interns go on a Local Reality Tour

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Youth on 31st July, 2013 | 1 Comment

The mural on the front of the Women's Building. - Photo by Katie KoerperGlobal Exchange summer interns visit community development organizations, a high school, and get local ice cream on a local Reality Tour in the Mission, SF.

Stop the “Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill” Against Travel to Cuba

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy on 30th July, 2013 | No Comments

BloqueoLearn what you can do to stop progress of a spending bill that attempts to eliminate people-to-people travel to Cuba.

Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 6

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Civil Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 18th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Site of Woody Guthrie's childhood home on W. Birch St., Okemah, Oklahoma.  Tree sculpture by Justin Osborn.The following guest post is the final post in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which just ended. Read parts I, II, III, IV, and V of the story. This evening I am writing the last installment for the Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality […]

From the U.S. to Cuba: LGBT Rights and Freedoms

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 8th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

gaycubaflag copyThe following post is written by Reality Tours Summer Intern Bryan Weiner. Bryan traveled to Cuba with Global Exchange and the Monterey Institute of International Studies for a graduate studies class. Last week was marked by landmark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. These decisions […]

Experience Día de los Muertos and Celebrate Global Exchange’s 25th in Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Fair Trade, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Peace and Conflict, Women on 1st May, 2013 | 2 Comments

diadelosmuertosskeletonsOaxaca is one of the earth’s most beautiful places. Its lush mountains, high arid plains and dramatic Pacific coast are home to a vivid cultural mix. It’s also where Global Exchange will host a 25th Anniversary Reality Tour to participate in the stunning Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) ceremony. Find out more here!

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