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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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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day, Every Day!

Posted by in Women on 9th March, 2012 | No Comments

Pachamama Women's Group, BoliviaToday the world reflects for a moment to honor women. We bear homage to women who have made a difference in their communities; women that have struggled and resisted discrimination and injustice; women that have succeeded in the face of immense social, political and economic odds.  As Global Exchange’s blog said today, “we celebrate the economic, […]
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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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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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Reality Tours Cambodia & Thailand Program Officer Shares His Story-Pt 2

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking on 13th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

picture by Malia EveretteThis is the second in a two-part interview by Global Exchange Reality Tours Intern Sue Sullivan with our Cambodia and Thailand program officer, Boreth Sun. Learn more about what it means to be an in-country partner and why it is important for the international community to visit and learn first-hand about life in South East Asia.
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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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Reality Tours Cambodia & Thailand Program Officer Shares His Story-Pt 1

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 7th December, 2011 | No Comments

Boreth Sun Visiting Global Exchange in San FranciscoDiscover what it means to be an in-country representative of Reality Tours and our partnering organization Not For Sale. Introducing Boreth Sun, Reality Tours program officer in Cambodia and Thailand. Follow along as Reality Tours Director Malia Everette interviews Boreth.
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