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New Cuba Travel Regulations Set Back: What They Are, What They Mean

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Latin America on 29th August, 2012 | 4 Comments

Photo Credit Global ExchangeNew regulations by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding legal travel to Cuba were released in July that contain a number of new guidelines and directives for organizations that are licensed to provide travel to Cuba, including Global Exchange. While these new regulations are leaving people confused and unclear about what this means […]
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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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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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Yes, You Can Travel to Cuba – Sign Up Now!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Latin America on 24th May, 2012 | No Comments

DSCN2734It’s true, you can travel to Cuba this summer with Global Exchange and the Center for Cuban Studies! From August 7 – August 14, 2012 anyone can join this people-to-people licensed, educational trip to explore the ‘Greening of Cuba’. Read more to find out how to sign up!!
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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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CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is Coming Up, and You’re Invited!

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Featured on 21st February, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuba 2012CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is coming up, and we are now inviting folks to attend as part of a research delegation heading to Cuba this spring. Find out if you are qualified to go, plus details about this springtime trip and the how it came to be.
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A Direct Flight From Oakland to Havana? It’s Closer Than You Think!

Posted by in Caribbean on 16th February, 2012 | 3 Comments

Joe Perez of Cuba Travel Services, John Albrecht from Oakland International Airport, Carol Steele - Global Exchange, Mike Zucatto - Cuba Travel Services, Isaac Kos-Read - Port of OaklandA direct flight from Oakland to Havana? It’s closer than you think! Yesterday, in partnership with U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, who has a long and progressive history of championing improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Port of Oakland hosted a Community-based round table to discuss how to increase travel between the San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California region and Cuba via the Oakland international Airport.
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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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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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