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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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Reality Tours Announces Partnership With ActionAid Denmark

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Peace and Conflict on 4th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Ethical Traveler Tour to CubaReality Tours is proud to announce a new partnership with ActionAid Denmark! Global Exchange is partnering with the Danish branch of ActionAid to assist them with their international youth activist training programs. We’ll be supporting their 3-4 week programs in El Salvador, Nepal and Kenya in the Summer of 2013. These programs are focused on […]
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Help Us Share Your Travel Photos For A Chance To Win Great Prizes!

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo by Diane Budd. Taken on a Reality Tour to Iran, 2008.Our travel photo contest is off to a great start as we have received photos from Reality Tours all over the world, including Venezuela, Vietnam, Cuba, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. We have greatly enjoyed receiving and sharing your images and hearing about your memories of the Reality Tours of which you have been a part. […]
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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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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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“For us, our door will always be open for you”- Argentine Host La Vaca Shares Their Story

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict on 8th November, 2012 | No Comments

Visiting a School in Buenos AiresIn the second of a two part series on Argentina, Reality Tours host organization, La Vaca, shares the significance of the country’s history, it’s economic hardship and what inspiring lessons it provides for the global community today!
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Argentine NGO La Vaca Shares Their Story

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 22nd October, 2012 | No Comments

Sergio Ciancaglini de La VacaIn the first of a two part series on Argentina, Reality Tours host organization, La Vaca, shares the significance of the country’s history, it’s economic hardship and what inspiring lessons it provides for the global community today!
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New U.S. Regulations Slow Travel to Cuba

Posted by in Guest Posts, Latin America on 18th October, 2012 | 3 Comments

CubaWalter Turner, President of the Global Exchange Board of Directors, updates about U.S. regulations pertaining to U.S. citizens travel to Cuba. He says, “The Cold War ended years ago. Its time for American policy to reflect the rights of its citizens to be able to travel to Cuba and engage – unrestricted – with the people of Cuba. Its time to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, end the 50 years blockade against Cuba, remove Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism, and free the Cuban 5.”
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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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