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Serial Reality Tours Tripper Hoping to Travel to Uganda Next

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Europe, Guest Posts, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 30th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jane Stillwater, Reality Tours AlumniJane Stillwater is preparing for her 6th Reality Tour to Uganda. Learn how this Citizen Diplomat does it and how her other journeys to Afghanistan, Belfast, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba gave her lots to share.
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Chivichanas in Cuba: Tour Facilitator Karen McCartney Shares her Story

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 29th March, 2012 | No Comments

Living Inside the Revolution, An Irish Woman in Cuba. Book by Karen McCartneyWhat are Cuban chivichanas ? If you’ve never heard of them find out from Reality Tours Facilitator Karen McCartney, as she shares one of her fond memories while leading “Following Che’s Footsteps” in the Sierra Maestra.
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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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Congratulations for a Decade in Afghanistan- Our Partner Afghans4Tomorrow Shares Their Thoughts!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 27th February, 2012 | No Comments

A4T Science Fair in Kabul  Afghanistan. These students (4.5 to 7 yrs. old) sang the Afghan National Anthem to the audience  before the Fair's presentations.Today’s special blog  is the last commemorating a decade of Reality Tours in Afghanistan and features the insights of Marsha MacColl, on behalf of our partner Afghans4Tomorrow (A4T). On behalf of Global Exchange we thank all the tremendous energy and efforts of A4T and look forward to a dynamic future of continued collaboration. Congratulations to Global Exchange […]
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours: Part 2

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | 1 Comment

Malia in UgandaYesterday I shared with you some of the background on our Reality Tours trips to Uganda. Today in Part 2 of this two-part series, you’ll read my firsthand account of traveling on a Reality Tours trip to Uganda:
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours Part 1

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Prof. Judy Dushku with Ugandan Children, Suffolk University Delegation to Uganda 2009.Malia Everette shares the story behind Reality Tours launching Uganda in 2009 and recounts the personal transformation inspired by her experience.
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Guardian Angels and Afghan Cobblers: A Customized Tour Past Participant Shares Her Story

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Trip Participant Stories on 7th February, 2012 | No Comments

Engaging with Shop Keeper in Kabul, 2009As part of a series honoring 10 years of relationship building, friendship and learning in Afghanistan, today we share the story of Patricia J. Idler and Randy Idler who created a customized tour to Afghanistan in 2009.
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Afghanistan Reality Tours Turns 10!

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Trip Participant Stories on 30th January, 2012 | No Comments

Lilia and Women in Kabul, Afghanistan 2007This International Women’s Day Global Exchange commemorates our 10 Year Anniversary of building people-to-people ties in Afghanistan. We honor a decade of relationship building, friendship and learning while we recommitting ourselves to work for peace.
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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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How You Can Qualify to Travel to Cuba and Celebrate New Year’s in Havana

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Latin America on 24th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

Trip with Jeff Greenwald and Ethical TravelerThere’s a special trip to Cuba being planned for New Year’s. Find out you can qualify to go, and why the special license you’ll need to go is so special.
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