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What Are Your 2013 Travel Resolutions?

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East on 9th January, 2013 | 8 Comments

Najib, Carleen and HelenWe’re looking forward to a bright year ahead of us at Reality Tours. Read on to find out where Global Exchange staff members are dreaming of visiting in 2013, and share with us your travel resolutions for 2013! Kirsten Moller, Global Exchange Co-Founder and Director of Community Organizing, invites you to join her in Burma:
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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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Cuban Government Makes Travel Abroad Easier for Cubans

Posted by in Caribbean on 25th October, 2012 | No Comments

cubanaAs Washington puts the brakes on its citizens right to travel to Cuba, the island nation has relaxed travel restrictions for Cubans. In another major change in Cuba, the Cuban government has lifted unpopular restrictions on its citizens who wish to travel abroad.
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New Cuba Travel Regulations Set Back: What They Are, What They Mean

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Latin America on 29th August, 2012 | 4 Comments

Photo Credit Global ExchangeNew regulations by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding legal travel to Cuba were released in July that contain a number of new guidelines and directives for organizations that are licensed to provide travel to Cuba, including Global Exchange. While these new regulations are leaving people confused and unclear about what this means […]
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Ethically Traveling with Travel Writer, Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 5th March, 2012 | 2 Comments

Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!Ethical Traveler’s Executive Director and well known travel writer Jeff Greenwald is returning to Cuba with Global Exchange. If you want to know why and when, read on!
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CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is Coming Up, and You’re Invited!

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Featured on 21st February, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuba 2012CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is coming up, and we are now inviting folks to attend as part of a research delegation heading to Cuba this spring. Find out if you are qualified to go, plus details about this springtime trip and the how it came to be.
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A Direct Flight From Oakland to Havana? It’s Closer Than You Think!

Posted by in Caribbean on 16th February, 2012 | 3 Comments

Joe Perez of Cuba Travel Services, John Albrecht from Oakland International Airport, Carol Steele - Global Exchange, Mike Zucatto - Cuba Travel Services, Isaac Kos-Read - Port of OaklandA direct flight from Oakland to Havana? It’s closer than you think! Yesterday, in partnership with U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, who has a long and progressive history of championing improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Port of Oakland hosted a Community-based round table to discuss how to increase travel between the San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California region and Cuba via the Oakland international Airport.
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Caring for Cuba’s Cats

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts on 11th January, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuban Cat LoverWalking along the bustling streets of Havana, you hear a tiny cry. It’s repeated. You look down to see a tiny yellow kitten with newly opened eyes staring up. As the animal focuses on you, its pitiful meows become more insistent…..it needs you. Though Cuba provides full health care free-of-charge to its citizens and low cost pet assistance, the situation of stray cats and dogs has gotten out of control. Meet two people doing something about it, with the results to prove it!
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Photographer Turns His Lens to Cuba- Customized Tour Organizer Shares His Story

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 7th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ron Herman's images from HavanaFor the past two years photographer and chair of Foothill College’s photography department, Ron Herman, has customized two Reality Tours delegations to Cuba. Learn more about his artistic example of building “people to people ties” with the arts community in Cuba and how making a difference inspired joint photography exhibits in the US & Cuba.
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Thanks Bill Patterson, for Traveling to Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 24th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

cuba2-300x225This Thanksgiving, we at Global Exchange are giving thanks to our members, supporters and leaders in our movement for social, economic and political justice. We are thankful to all of you who have traveled on a Reality Tour – you met the people, learned the facts and you make a difference. One person in particular, we wish to thank: Bill Patterson. Find out why.
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