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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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2012: An Eventful Year for Reality Tours

Posted by in Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Princeton University in Mostar, Bosnia, 2012As 2012 comes to a close, we at Reality Tours want to thank all of you who have traveled with us, you keep us motivated and inspired! Here is a look back at some of our favorite blog posts and stories from 2012.
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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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Malia Everette Thanks Global Exchange for 15 years of Vocation & Says Aloha to Reality Tours

Posted by in Featured, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 26th November, 2012 | 4 Comments

Malia in OahuSince 1997, Malia Everette has directed the Reality Tours program and helped diversify and expand the breadth of socially responsible travel. Today she shares her gratitude for her years here, and announces her upcoming professional transition.
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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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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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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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Impacts of Recent Peace Delegation in Pakistan

Posted by in Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Women on 17th October, 2012 | No Comments

peace_delegation-pakistanGlobal Exchange Co-Founder Medea Benjamin and delegates from CodePink recently completed a peace march to tribal areas of Pakistan that have been limited to foreigners in the past decade. Here’s more about it.
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Where is Reality Tours’ Newest Destination?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 17th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

Burmese TemplesGlobal Exchange announces our newest Reality Tour destination! Guess where we are going to build people to people ties in 2013?
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