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Just Announced: Your Chance to Win a Trip of a Lifetime!

Posted by in Asia, Featured, Human trafficking on 10th August, 2011 | No Comments

804One lucky person who registers for the upcoming Global Forum on Human Trafficking is going to win a free trip facilitated by The Not for Sale Campaign against human trafficking and Global Exchange Reality Tours. Could that lucky person be you?
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: So, Why North Korea?

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 15th July, 2011 | No Comments

Sept16-317-blog4Here’s the final installment in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this series, Sophia shares reflections abut her experiences in North Korea.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: We Are Not Crazy!

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 13th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

September13_2010-149-blog2The following is the second in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this 4-part series, she reflects on her experiences in North Korea.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: Run-Away Crab Needed to Enter North Korea

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2011 | No Comments

dprkThe following is the first in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this 4-part series, she reflects on her experiences in North Korea.
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Cuba Travel Updates: AP, New York Times AND Anthony Bourdain Talking Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Trip Participant Stories on 11th July, 2011 | No Comments

VinalesValley_bannerLots going on in Cuba travel news. The New York Times travel section recently covered Cuba travel changes, the Associated Press spoke with Global Exchange’s External Relations Director, and tonight the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” is in Cuba.
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Local Slow Food Leader Visits Cuba on Food Sovereignty Tour

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Trip Participant Stories on 29th June, 2011 | No Comments

Havana Farmers' MarketThough most associate the island of Cuba with rum, tobacco and rumba, one Global Exchange Reality Tour participant discovered that Cubans are also enthusiastic and accomplished organic gardeners and growers. Linda Slezak, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Glen Cove, New York recently returned from a Global Exchange/Food First research trip to Cuba. Linda described the tour as “the most memorable trip I have ever taken – I am still talking about it to everyone I know.” Here’s more from Linda about her recent trip to Cuba.
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I’m Going to Cuba…to Study Business

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

Manuel  Cardenas repairs shoes in a state-run workshop in Havana Photo Credit: Franklin Reyes / APPaul Taylor Hess is participating in Global Exchange’s upcoming Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development trip to Cuba. Paul shares some of his thoughts as he prepares for this adventure.
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Stone-Cold Truths: Reality Tour Participant Reports from Iran

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2006.11.07-009A moving, honest piece written by a Reality Tours participants currently writing from Iran. She shares her thoughts about what it’s like to fall in love with a place in your mind, and how the fear that surfaces once you decide to travel there.
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American College Student Travels to Iran for First Time

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

2006.11.07-009What happens when an American young woman visits Iran for the first time? You can find out as you follow the adventures of Alexa, a Tufts University student majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic who is en route to Iran.
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Hawaii Joins Reality Tours List of Destinations

Posted by in Featured on 10th May, 2011 | No Comments

Picturesque HawaiiGlobal Exchange recently announced Hawaii as its newest destination for socially responsible travel. The trip is called Aloha ‘Aina: Militarization, Ecology and Hawaiian Self-Determination.
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