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From Cuba to San Francisco – Interning for Reality Tours

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 10th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bryan Weiner in CubaThis past summer we had the great pleasure of working with Cuba Program Intern Bryan Weiner. In this article Bryan shares the impact of his experience traveling as a student to Cuba with Reality Tours, and later interning with the Cuba program. Learn more about summer internship opportunities.
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Culture, Community, Art & Radiance in Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 22nd January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Teenagers in front of a Muraleando mural.There are some experiences in life that broaden your perspective and open your mind to new ideas in the best possible ways, and my trip to Cuba for New Years 2014 was one of those experiences. I never could have imagined that I would take in so many new things in just over a week! I learned, saw, heard and did so many new things which I felt I would not have been able to discover visiting Cuba on my own without the unique insight that Global Exchange brings.
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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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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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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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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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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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