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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 […]
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And the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest Is…

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories, Women, Youth on 9th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Congratulations on the winning photo Susan! "Women Making Change" Reality Tour, 2005.Congratulations to Susan Hall, Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest! Her image of an Afghan man drinking tea was chosen as our Grand Prize Winner for the quality and composition of the image and the strikingness of its subject matter. Susan had this to say about her experience visiting Afghanistan: “Prior […]
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Nancy from Seattle Reports Back About First-Ever Reality Tour to Burma

Posted by in Asia, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories on 6th May, 2013 | 10 Comments

Fishing-Inle-lakeNancy Penrose of Seattle shares her experiences during a recent trip to Burma with Global Exchange.
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And the Popular Choice Winner in Reality Tours’ Photo Contest is…

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Latin America, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 30th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Congrats to Popular Choice Prize Winner, Marie Bodnar!Voting in the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest has now closed, and we’re thrilled to announce the Popular Choice winner.
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Submit Your Reality Tours Photos by April 10!

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 6th April, 2013 | No Comments

Photo by Paulette Hurdlik.The 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest is almost at an end! The last day to submit photos is Wednesday, April 10, so submit now to be considered for both the Grand Prize and Popular Choice prizes.  Help us decide the Popular Choice winner by voting on our Facebook page until April 15th! We have received […]
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Travel Photo Contest Launches for Chance to Win $500 Off Reality Tour

Posted by in Featured, Trip Participant Stories on 19th February, 2013 | No Comments

Guatemala 410Global Exchange’s socially responsible “Reality Tours” is hosting a photo contest open to all past Reality Tours participants. There are exciting prizes, plus of course, bragging rights! Here are the contest details:
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Captivating Video ‘I am a Full Woman’ Will Move You

Posted by in Asia, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories, Women on 13th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

I-am-a-Full-WomanPhotographer Linda Wolf is a proud past Reality Tours participant. Through her photographs you sort of feel you know her and those she captures. Watch this touching film short filled with some of Linda’s photographs of women around the world. You won’t be disappointed!
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What’s Your Reality Tours Story? We Want to Help Share it!

Posted by in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 31st January, 2013 | No Comments

Patty Idler with Shop Keeper in KabulAre you a past Reality Tours participant with a story to tell? We want to help share your story with the world!
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2012: An Eventful Year for Reality Tours

Posted by in Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Princeton University in Mostar, Bosnia, 2012As 2012 comes to a close, we at Reality Tours want to thank all of you who have traveled with us, you keep us motivated and inspired! Here is a look back at some of our favorite blog posts and stories from 2012.
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Cuba Needs You to See the Reality

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 29th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin Danaher, Co-Founder of Global ExchangeThere is a broad range of opinion about Cuba here in the United States. Some people think it is one big prison. Others think Cuba is further down the road to sustainability than the United States. Here’s what Global Exchange Co-founder Kevin Danaher, who has traveled to Cuba many times, has to say about this.
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