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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?
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 3

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee, OK.  GX tour group pictured with Muscogee Nation Museums Director/Curator John Beaver and Assistant Director Justin Giles.The following guest post is Part III in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now After a full morning, we met the Muscogee Nation Museums Director and Assistant Director at the Creek Council House in the heart of Okmulgee.  The Council House […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 2

Posted by in Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hickory Grounds‘Radical Oklahoma’ trip leader shares highlights from the Reality Tours trip happening now.
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Travelers Explore the Radical Side of Oklahoma’s History

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 10th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Tenkiller-Lake-1-300x224Get a ‘fly on the wall’ peek at Reality Tours’ ‘Radical Oklahoma’ tour happening now, from trip participant Rachel Jackson.
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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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