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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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A Look at Food and Farming Today in South Korea

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture on 16th May, 2013 | No Comments

korea2The following is an article by Anders Riel Müller/ 송연준 Food First Research Fellow and Leader of the upcoming South Korea Food Sovereignty Tour, sponsored by Food First in partnership with Reality Tours. I have been immersed in Korean food for so many years now I often forget how unknown and strange it can seem […]
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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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Experience Día de los Muertos and Celebrate Global Exchange’s 25th in Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Fair Trade, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Peace and Conflict, Women on 1st May, 2013 | 2 Comments

diadelosmuertosskeletonsOaxaca is one of the earth’s most beautiful places. Its lush mountains, high arid plains and dramatic Pacific coast are home to a vivid cultural mix. It’s also where Global Exchange will host a 25th Anniversary Reality Tour to participate in the stunning Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) ceremony. Find out more here!
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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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March 30th – Palestinian Land Day

Posted by in Civil Rights, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Middle East, Peace and Conflict on 28th March, 2013 | No Comments

main-1As activists commemorate Palestinian Land Day around the globe, Global Exchange is recognizing this 37th Palestinian Land Day with a Reality Tour that is currently on the ground in the West Bank. But, what is Palestinian Land Day?
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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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