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Where is Reality Tours’ Newest Destination?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 17th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

Burmese TemplesGlobal Exchange announces our newest Reality Tour destination! Guess where we are going to build people to people ties in 2013?
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Spend a week with Vandana Shiva: Rights of Seeds, Rights of Nature

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Issues We Explore on 16th July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Dr. Vandana Shiva and Arun Gandhi in NavdaynaAs Vandana Shiva told me: “I think it would be a really good idea at this moment in time, to do a GX trip to India on the issue of the seed…and the link to rights of Mother Earth. I mean where does all life begin? You begin with the seed.” I’m looking forward to co-leading this trip with Vandana from November 1-11, and exploring the rights of nature in the context of India’s sacred seed saving work, Gandhian legacy, Mother Teresa’s Ashram, Agra, fair trade cooperatives and more.
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Where Was the First Reality Tour?

Posted by in Africa, African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict on 13th June, 2012 | No Comments

Where was the first Reality Tour?Guess where our first Reality Tour in 1989 visited. Find out as Global Exchange Co-founder Kevin Danaher shares a bit of history…about (hint, hint) Africa.
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Yes, You Can Travel to Cuba – Sign Up Now!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Latin America on 24th May, 2012 | No Comments

DSCN2734It’s true, you can travel to Cuba this summer with Global Exchange and the Center for Cuban Studies! From August 7 – August 14, 2012 anyone can join this people-to-people licensed, educational trip to explore the ‘Greening of Cuba’. Read more to find out how to sign up!!
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Just Announced: New Journey of a Lifetime to India with Dr. Vandana Shiva

Posted by in Asia, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights on 9th May, 2012 | No Comments

Dr. Vandana ShivaThis November we are honored to invite you on an organic journey of a lifetime called Sacred Seeding & the Rights of Nature, inspired by the special invitation by Dr. Vandana Shiva.
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Sharing The Harvest: Behind the Fair Trade Story of Reality Tours

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Latin America on 28th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Fair Harvest in the Dominican RepublicReality Tours shares its Fair Trade Tourism story. As consumers in the “global north” we have become accustomed to the ease with which we buy products from around the world, but it is easy to be oblivious to how our choices effect people’s lives in producer communities. Global Exchange’s Fair Harvest Reality Tours exposes how our global economy impacts the lives of farmers around the world and advocates for fair alternatives while supporting community based, socially responsible tourism with Fair Trade and service learning.
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Local Slow Food Leader Visits Cuba on Food Sovereignty Tour

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Trip Participant Stories on 29th June, 2011 | No Comments

Havana Farmers' MarketThough most associate the island of Cuba with rum, tobacco and rumba, one Global Exchange Reality Tour participant discovered that Cubans are also enthusiastic and accomplished organic gardeners and growers. Linda Slezak, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Glen Cove, New York recently returned from a Global Exchange/Food First research trip to Cuba. Linda described the tour as “the most memorable trip I have ever taken – I am still talking about it to everyone I know.” Here’s more from Linda about her recent trip to Cuba.
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