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Blog Action Day: Reality Tours Explore Human Rights in Uganda

Posted by in Africa, African Diaspora, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 16th October, 2013 | 5 Comments

2010.07.21-027Today we are excited to participate in Blog Action Day, an annual event where bloggers from around the world come together to focus on and write about one topic. This year’s topic is “Human Rights.” Learn about important human rights issues in Uganda.
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Lessons Learned: From Guatemala to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Guest Posts on 10th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

U.S. and Cuban residents dance together at Muraleando community project in HavanaReality Tours participant Catherine Sagan reflects on lessons learned, from Guatemala to Cuba.
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The Alamar Organopónico: Cuban Charisma and Creativity at Work

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture on 14th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Salcines talking with a recent RT group.Wondering what sort of people and places you might encounter on a visit to Cuba? The UBPC (Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa or Basic Cooperative Production Unit) Vivero Alamar is one of the places where you will see Cuban charisma and creativity at work.
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Where Will You Be This Fall?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Latin America, Women on 6th August, 2013 | No Comments

Pachamama_smallAs we start the final month of Summer, now is the time to plan your meaningful, socially responsible travel experiences for the rest of the year and beyond. Where will you travel this Fall?
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Stop the “Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill” Against Travel to Cuba

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy on 30th July, 2013 | No Comments

BloqueoLearn what you can do to stop progress of a spending bill that attempts to eliminate people-to-people travel to Cuba.
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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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