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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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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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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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Cuba in Pictures: The Universal Language of Photography

Posted by in Art and Culture, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 28th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Photo by Ron HermanRead what it’s like to snap photos of people in Cuba, plus how one photographer leads budding photographers by organizing customized Reality Tours to Cuba .
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Caring for Cuba’s Cats

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts on 11th January, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuban Cat LoverWalking along the bustling streets of Havana, you hear a tiny cry. It’s repeated. You look down to see a tiny yellow kitten with newly opened eyes staring up. As the animal focuses on you, its pitiful meows become more insistent…..it needs you. Though Cuba provides full health care free-of-charge to its citizens and low cost pet assistance, the situation of stray cats and dogs has gotten out of control. Meet two people doing something about it, with the results to prove it!
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Change in U.S. Cuba Travel Policy: What Does this Mean for You?

Posted by in Caribbean on 27th January, 2011 | No Comments

cuba3-300x200The following is cross-posted on our People to People blog. Scroll below to learn about a petition you can sign to take action. — So can I travel to Cuba or not? That’s what many Americans are wondering since the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that it is lifting some government-imposed restrictions on travel to […]
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